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Tue, May 26, 2020

Ukrainian local elections: Will Zelenskyy win again?

Ukraine will hold local elections in October 2020. This will be the first big test for President Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party since landslide victories in 2019’s presidential and parliamentary votes.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Democratic Transitions Elections

Tue, May 26, 2020

Statement by former US Ambassadors to Ukraine

Former US ambassadors to Ukraine emphasize the importance of the US-Ukraine relationship.

UkraineAlert by Atlantic Council Eurasia Center

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Sun, May 24, 2020

Ukraine’s showbiz president shuns mainstream media

Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency with a campaign that positioned him as an everyman alternative to the country’s discredited political elite, but a lack of media engagement now risks undermining his democratic credentials.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

Democratic Transitions Internet

Thu, May 21, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Zelenskyy unable to find path to peace with Putin

President Zelenskyy’s talk of a new approach to peace with Russia proved hugely attractive to the war-weary Ukrainian public in 2019. However, one year on, there is very little to show for this initial optimism.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Thu, May 21, 2020

Ukraine’s novice president may yet live up to the hype

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy has struggled to match the sky high expectations that accompanied his historic 2019 election win, but he has done enough during his first year to suggest he may yet live up to the hype, says Tetiana Popova.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Popova

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Wed, May 20, 2020

Ukraine’s road agency head: Vast infrastructure upgrade continues despite pandemic

The coronavirus crisis is creating huge challenges for the global economy and Ukraine is no exception. Nevertheless, the most ambitious construction undertaking in independent Ukraine’s history remains very much on track.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Kubrakov

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, May 20, 2020

Walking a tight rope, one year of Zelenskyy’s foreign policy

One year ago, Zelenskyy promised to make Ukraine rich, slay corruption, and bring peace to eastern Ukraine. Skeptics will say that his moves amounted to nothing, but others are impressed that he’s putting in the work.

UkraineAlert by Adair Appleton

Conflict Defense Policy

Mon, May 18, 2020

Zelenskyy’s first year: New beginning or false dawn?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy generated a wave of optimism when he became Ukraine’s sixth president on May 20, 2019. One year on, it is not clear whether his presidency will prove to be genuinely transformational or just another false dawn.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Mon, May 18, 2020

Ukrainians reject modern Russia’s WWII victory cult as geopolitical divide deepens

A nationwide survey conducted on the eve of this year’s WWII anniversary events found that a clear majority of Ukrainians now blame the USSR together with the Nazis for sparking the Second World War.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Sun, May 17, 2020

From Stalin to Putin: The Crimean Tatars face a new era of Kremlin persecution

As the Crimean Tatar community marks the seventy-sixth anniversary of their Soviet deportation, an entire generation faces the prospect of another year living in terror at home in Russian-occupied Crimea or forced into exile.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya and Veronika Pfeilschifter

Conflict Human Rights
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Tue, May 26, 2020

Ukrainian local elections: Will Zelenskyy win again?

Ukraine will hold local elections in October 2020. This will be the first big test for President Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party since landslide victories in 2019's presidential and parliamentary votes.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Democratic Transitions Elections

Tue, May 26, 2020

Statement by former US Ambassadors to Ukraine

Former US ambassadors to Ukraine emphasize the importance of the US-Ukraine relationship.

UkraineAlert by Atlantic Council Eurasia Center

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Sun, May 24, 2020

Ukraine’s showbiz president shuns mainstream media

Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency with a campaign that positioned him as an everyman alternative to the country's discredited political elite, but a lack of media engagement now risks undermining his democratic credentials.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

Democratic Transitions Internet

Thu, May 21, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Zelenskyy unable to find path to peace with Putin

President Zelenskyy’s talk of a new approach to peace with Russia proved hugely attractive to the war-weary Ukrainian public in 2019. However, one year on, there is very little to show for this initial optimism.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Thu, May 21, 2020

Ukraine’s novice president may yet live up to the hype

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has struggled to match the sky high expectations that accompanied his historic 2019 election win, but he has done enough during his first year to suggest he may yet live up to the hype, says Tetiana Popova.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Popova

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Wed, May 20, 2020

Ukraine’s road agency head: Vast infrastructure upgrade continues despite pandemic

The coronavirus crisis is creating huge challenges for the global economy and Ukraine is no exception. Nevertheless, the most ambitious construction undertaking in independent Ukraine’s history remains very much on track.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Kubrakov

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, May 20, 2020

Walking a tight rope, one year of Zelenskyy’s foreign policy

One year ago, Zelenskyy promised to make Ukraine rich, slay corruption, and bring peace to eastern Ukraine. Skeptics will say that his moves amounted to nothing, but others are impressed that he’s putting in the work.

UkraineAlert by Adair Appleton

Conflict Defense Policy

Mon, May 18, 2020

Zelenskyy’s first year: New beginning or false dawn?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy generated a wave of optimism when he became Ukraine’s sixth president on May 20, 2019. One year on, it is not clear whether his presidency will prove to be genuinely transformational or just another false dawn.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Mon, May 18, 2020

Ukrainians reject modern Russia’s WWII victory cult as geopolitical divide deepens

A nationwide survey conducted on the eve of this year's WWII anniversary events found that a clear majority of Ukrainians now blame the USSR together with the Nazis for sparking the Second World War.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Sun, May 17, 2020

From Stalin to Putin: The Crimean Tatars face a new era of Kremlin persecution

As the Crimean Tatar community marks the seventy-sixth anniversary of their Soviet deportation, an entire generation faces the prospect of another year living in terror at home in Russian-occupied Crimea or forced into exile.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya and Veronika Pfeilschifter

Conflict Human Rights