Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Ukraine’s slippery slope to progress

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The Ukrainian flag flies above parliament in Kyiv. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

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When comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelenskyy came to power, Ukraine’s potential for much-needed reform suddenly seemed possible—that’s why observers were whiplashed by his decision to fire the country’s government last month. Is Kyiv suddenly stacked with obedient loyalists, or is there still a chance to put Ukraine on the right path?

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