To arrive to the conclusion, the analyst has made his own research on the regulatory environment in the country. In particular, he analyzed if the recent statements by American-Ukrainian historian Alexander Motyl are proven.
Motyl claimed that Ukraine is “slowly, and more or less surely, adopting a raft of systematic reforms,” while Russia is in the state of collapse, and “may even disappear” if current trends continue. However, Adomanis noted those claims are nonsense amid the recent resignation of the state economy minister Aivaras Abromavičius who admitted the reforms have stumbled.
Motyl: "Ukraine is making steady progress on reform"— Mark Adomanis (@MarkAdomanis) 3 февраля 2016
The person running the reform process: "no we're not" pic.twitter.com/Vg7MbMdiXv
Adomanis posted comparative charts depicting current social and economic trends in both Ukraine and Russia. The charts feature data on World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index, Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, World bank Ease of Doing Business, Heritage Index of Economic Freedom and Transparency International scores.
All the ratings showcase there’s a steady growth in Russia, as Ukraine’s positions remain unchanged.
“I've not been able to find a single independent ranking that shows any meaningful improvement in Ukraine's regulatory environment,” Adomanis pointed out. “Meanwhile I've found several that actually show sustained improvement…in Russia.”
I've not been able to find a single independent ranking that shows any meaningful improvement in Ukraine's regulatory environment— Mark Adomanis (@MarkAdomanis) 3 февраля 2016
— Mark Adomanis (@MarkAdomanis) 3 февраля 2016
He concluded saying there’s no single evidence that “much hyped” Ukranian reform have accomplished any of its objectives.
Perhaps all of the rankings are wrong. But no objective evidence that much hyped "reform" in Ukraine is actually accomplishing anything— Mark Adomanis (@MarkAdomanis) 3 февраля 2016