There is also plenty of potential for political unrest with elections for the new Rada (the Ukrainian parliament), likely to be called earlier than planned (the last election was in 2012).
Solidarity, the political party linked to Poroshenko, is predicted to win more than a third of the seats, based on the most recent polls, and a coalition with Solidarity, UDAR, former boxer Vitaliy Klychko's party and Fatherland, the party of Yulia Tymoshenko, would have more than two-thirds of the seats in parliament, again based on polls.
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With violence still erupting in eastern Ukraine, this could be an extremely contentious election.
There are also still significant risks attached to investing in neighboring Russia.
Russia's conduct in the past few months has signaled the power shift away from liberalism towards the 'siloviki' faction in the top echelons of government. While this has been in progress for a while, recent appointments in the army and regions suggest the faction is gaining strength as Russia feels more threatened – and this is unlikely to be good news if Ukraine is trying to establish itself as more than a Russian satellite.
"The risks of expropriation and nationalization – especially in response to Western sanctions – are likely to rise," Matthew Clements, Deputy Head of Europe/CIS Analysis, IHS Country Risk, warned.