Populism in Ukraine is similar to populism in Europe. They are both anti-establishment and propose socialist policies. But, at the same time, Ukrainian populists are duplicitous because they are financed by oligarchs (Tymoshenko, Lyashko) or are themselves oligarchs (Boyko, Rabinovych). Ukrainian and European populists live in fantasy worlds where they are the only “good guys” who can “save” their countries from other politicians who are all “corrupt” and incompetent. Ukrainian and European populists are pro-Russian, supportive of Putin and have opaque financial or other ties to Russia. Populist policies, particularly in Ukraine, stifle economic growth. Those Ukrainian populist policies which prohibit foreign direct investment or the privatization of land or other state-owned enterprises prevent Ukraine from competiting on the global economic stage. This dangerous, Ukrainian populism greatly concerns policymakers in Washington and throughout Europe.