Ukraine economy in free fall?
Much as #Ukraine needs a government, and some order - it also needs money, desperately. Its currency is falling at an unprecedented rate, its debts are massive - some analysts say it will need five billion dollars to just to stay afloat until next week. The #US said this evening it would make one billion dollars available...but what of the rest? And what are the prospects for any sort of stabilisation, let alone recovery? Anders Aslund is a former economic adviser to the Ukrainian Government. I asked him just how bad is Ukraine's economy now: