Last week’s Invest Ukraine conference was hailed as a strategic breakthrough by its organizers, a government agency, in terms of the country’s approach to foreign investors.

The showpiece project, a One-Stop Shop (see story on page 6) to speed up and simplify investment procedures, has the potential to bring in badly needed capital.

But any positive efforts will be sabotaged by the pernicious practice of fudging the numbers, a common practice of Ukrainian governments. During presentations and in prepared materials, the organizers repeatedly backed their arguments with misleading or simply untrue figures and facts.

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