Source: Defense News
quote: Most of these conflicts, all BS and politics aside, have crap to do with US interests (like the Ukrainian deal).
quote: Reforms could release more agriculture potential.Ukraine’s economy used to ride on the strength of the country’s agriculture exports, mostly grain. But the country’s status as the breadbasket of Europe is crumbling. Today, agriculture makes up less than 10 percent of GDP. According to the World Bank, “Ukraine has tremendous agricultural potential” but “this potential has not been fully exploited due to depressed farm incomes and a lack of modernization within the sector.” Insecure land ownership and an inefficient registration system have also held back Ukraine’s farming sector, but it has improved in recent years.In 2012, Ukrainian agricultural exports increased by nearly 40 percent to $17 billion, according to Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, the Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food. In 2013, corn exports grew by one-third from the previous year. On Wednesday, Ukraine’s prime minister, Serhiy Arbuzov, said the country plans to increase its foreign exchange reserves this year with $20 billion of agricultural products.
quote: Actually a large conflict in the Ukraine you gone feel in your pocket to, Ukraine's primary exports are iron, steel, mining products, agricultural products, and machinery.