The Main Events of Ukraine in 2021

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, December 31, 2021
The Main Events of Ukraine in 2021

Results of 2021, the main events of Ukraine

2021 for Ukraine was full of various political events. During the year, Ukraine was active in the international arena, in particular, a meeting between Volodymyr Zelenskyy with president of the United States and other world leaders took place.

Foreign policy

In 2021, Ukraine's international activities have been remarkably active. It is evidenced by the numerous foreign visits of president Volodymyr Zelensky and other government officials, and the arrival of world leaders to Ukraine.

One of the most significant events for Ukraine was Zelenskiy's visit to the United States of America and a meeting with newly elected president Joe Biden.

As a result of the meeting, many important documents were signed in strategic defense partnership, research, development and testing, joint space projects, and a secure communication line.

Changes in legislation and reforms

The adoption of the law on oligarchs became an essential moment for Ukraine. The law provides a legal framework for separating big business from political struggles and limiting the destructive influence of oligarchic interests on the economic life of Ukraine.

The European Union supported such a fight against oligarchs and a decrease in the influence of big business on politics, as stated by both European council president Charles Michel and European commission president Ursula von der Lään.

Open Skies Agreement

In addition, on October 12, Ukraine and the European Union signed the Open Skies agreement. It removes the market restrictions of Ukraine and ties it to the EU internal aviation market through the implementation of EU aviation standards and rules.

Land market opening

Since July 1, the land market has started working in Ukraine. Citizens were allowed to buy and sell agricultural land freely. To launch the market, the deputies adopted a series of bills that define the basic rules for all participants.

Digitalization reform

Also positive was the reform of digitalization, and the Ministry of digital transformation showed high efficiency and became a world leader in its field, the political scientist believes.

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