The New York Times quotes Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on the relationship between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk:

Several analysts said they believed that Mr. Poroshenko and Mr. Yatsenyuk were smart enough to avoid the pitfalls of their predecessors.

“I believe they can and have gotten along,” Adrian Karatnycky, an expert on Ukraine at the Atlantic Council of the United States, said. “This is not a repetition of the debilitating Yushchenko-Tymoshenko or Yushchenko-Yanukovych years. Lots of potential for blowups, but in the end, they are kith and kin.”

“Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko,” Mr. Karatnycky said, “are the most competent leaders Ukraine has ever had.”

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