Ukraine: Problems and prospects for privatization

Chloe Hayward
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Since 2004, privatization in Ukraine has sought to follow an auction system but, as restrictions and requirements are placed on bidders, the winning bid is often poorly contested and so poorly priced. An example of this was seen when Luhanskteplovoz, a monopoly Ukrainian producer of locomotives and trams, was sold in March to a Russian bidder for $60 million in a non-contested auction.