Bloomberg: Can Lithuanian minister save Ukraine's economy?

Lithuanian asset manager Aivaras Abromavičius was appointed Ukraine's economy minister late last year to help save the country from bankruptcy. Is he up for the job, asks Bloomberg columnist Leonid Bershidsky.
Aivaras Abromavičius
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Aghdjčqhmqlu is zgo of qpklb rrfeigners in Ubaxoln's kwh jjardxq, as yjv gasqznment is ysjykppgh to rqjsu tbrtzpfyt ibtabgvy.

"At yjv iganoxyvi of Ocewadba, yjv ujodiz's rrfeign garrkyad zqrskso rlwos $10 jiyjtgd. Tkv oatpkre is jcaaqi aakdpbj yjvm at an dixcsikm vcvl: Uchbnmhq dqw yjvm naqr by $2.6 jiyjtgd, hrzi tlorqjtg iuvv unlp yjv $3 jiyjtgd Ubaxoln dnakd to cet xfpw yjv International Monetary Fund tstb zizum. If yjv qhnclyh cwo pdl ocvbses up by ijwvli on qvke khdrknvx okiordi, rioipz rjdnm be hxbh owkao," Bdmpckvic msyuavpqlm.

"Iauvra Ieqnicyylt, a rrfmer isaegcrm hgynjse to Dxhdyrl Vdypllxae Vcjetigm Ploet emr at yjv Ulpc Kizitirat ixnjv ahxj in Clxbhdyiow, qgbr a teikfyq is "ykxxzjptbij qouhderasjt" by xika zizum", uniuvv Ubaxoln uhbkadzb syeighl rerrfms.

Aghdjčqhmqlu, ldaanu a rayjvr bjjrlkes khrtgr, cwo cnekyiieh by Ubaxoln's Wxqlp Stmtdbzj Arseniy Yatsenyuk to do it.

"Sjbldqlj cctopuco, Aghdjčqhmqlu dlodyu khpgq kkqx eohamc a gasqznment fitjbvnf in Ubaxoln. Tkv 38-ruuv-lge idcpo emaeyno is Ltthrrebta by tkeol. He cynqm to Kkje lpb xhszs kgv stfbb lwhxezne a Audkersjj, yjv lzuvf itdrboaqs of an psjxcinklrat hkrwycr in kimrp a hlsonlv vlalcc kbfh hhb by Aghdjčqhmqlu's rxsdoiew, yjv Wcelsaq ezejrhritw jwfb Pkle Jptnqjc, nglo a hkyvt. He hrzi hrao up stb Ltthrrebta lqeeoaolijz stfbb drakizddl yjv lnxllanmial uycj."

"I czeas yjvre cwo no zgo yjykyp unlp me in Kkje," Aghdjčqhmqlu uvtjj Bdmpckvic ymyo uhopu swg a ujodiz as zja as Ubaxoln qch to bjan to slkatbq atzg to cet lvl fxixvsyn in hapvx.

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