On April 1, the Eurasia Center hosted a public event discussing the first round of the Ukrainian presidential elections. The 2019 presidential election has been a pivotal event in Ukraine’s history. Anticipating attempts at outside interference in the election, the Atlantic Council, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity established a Ukrainian Election Task Force. At this event, experts analyzed the results of the first round elections, and members of the task force summarized their findings on interference efforts. Speakers included Carl Gershman, president of NED; Nataliya Bugayova of the Institute for the Study of War; David Kramer, senior fellow with Florida International University; Laura Galante, Atlantic Council senior fellow; and Oleksiy Melnyk of the Razumkov Centre.

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