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I was privileged to be invited to Donetsk recently to give the inaugural John Hughes memorial speech. My audience was the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.

In the speech I paid tribute to John Hughes, who arrived in 1870 in what is now Donetsk (but was initially called “Yuzovska”, or “Hughesovska”) and the way which his capital, technology and expertise contributed to the economy of what is now Ukraine.

I went on to note how Ukraine’s EU integration could provide the best possible additional impetus to economic reform in Ukraine. I also said, however, that for as long as opposition leaders imprisoned as the result of flawed trials were in prison and unable to participate in political activity, the Association

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