For years, this has been my advice to companies interested in trying to make a go of it in Ukraine’s rough-and-tumble business environment. Over the years, various interests have sought the seat-of-the-pants view of a fellow who came for a year, but stayed a lifetime.
While the political climate matters, I tell them it should not be a show-stopper. Don’t wait until after a next election to make your big decision. Chances are, very little will change, at least as it relates to your company’s ability to succeed.
I see the Viktor Yanukovych administration as the Keystone Cops and the Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight separated at birth. They seem to step in every mud puddle on the road to wherever they intend to take the country. At the same time, the “family” has grown very rich.