After clinching the first parliamentary majority in Ukraine’s modern history in July, Zelenskiy’s party will form a government in August. Control of the legislature allow it to pursue market-based economic policies that the likes of Poland and Hungary introduced two decades ago, even as those nations now seek more state sway.
ARTICLE | “We Want To Simplify Ukraine”: Olga Onuch on Language and Political Preferences in Ukraine
The article was originally published by Hromadske International. Russian has long been widely used in Ukraine, but when Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to protect the Russian speakers of the Donbas and Crimea, the question of which language Ukrainians use became political – many deliberately switched to Ukrainian. As days ago millions of Ukrainians headed to the polls… Read more »
ARTICLE | Zelenskiy’s Golden Opportunity to Challenge the Oligarchs and Bring Real News to Ukraine’s Airwaves
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivers a speech at an IT conference in Kyiv, Ukraine May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko The article was originally publishe at the Atlantic Council by Janek Lasocki. Ukraine’s recent presidential election demonstrates that the country needs an effective independent public broadcaster more than ever. An overwhelming majority of Ukrainians get their… Read more »
On the Maidan in 2014, demonstrators waived the Ukrainian flag and also the EU flag, even as they were being attacked and shot at. What did this mean? As Ukrainians explained to me later, the demonstrators were expressing their commitment to their nation, Ukraine, and simultaneously to Ukraine’s future as part of an undivided Europe.
The article was originally published by European Policy Centre by Svitlana Kobzar (Programme Officer East, European Endowment for Democracy) and Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst). On 21 April, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy was elected Ukraine’s new president, beating incumbent Petro Poroshenko with 73% of the vote. His victory reflects the population’s deep-rooted distrust of Ukraine’s political… Read more »