On July 19th, 2012, Atlantic Council executive vice president Damon Wilson and senior fellow Robert Nurick joined Freedom House to release a report on the state of democracy in Ukraine. Based on an assessment mission to the country this spring, the report identifies a persistent decline in democratic standards in Ukraine, including the criminalization of political differences and a growth in the nexus between corruption and governance, developments which are especially worrying in light of the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections in October 2012. The report offers recommendations for how to strengthen Ukraine’s democratic prospects and to restore its efforts to integrate with Europe.

Other members of the delegation included: David J. Kramer, president of Freedom House; Victoria Syumar, executive director of the Institute of Mass Information; and Olexander Sushko, research director of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and chairman of the Board of the International Renaissance Foundation. The report was made possible by support from the International Renaissance Foundation in Kyiv.

Read the report Sounding the Alarm Round 2: Protecting Democracy in Ukraine

This report follows a 2011 study “Sounding the Alarm: Protecting Democracy in Ukraine”, supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.



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