Time to breathe a new sense of hope in Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (L)

Neither the Poroshenko Presidency nor the incumbent government headed by Arseniy Yatsenyuk inspire a great deal of confidence.


Just over a year into the Poroshenko Presidency and the fog of uncertainty governs almost every facet of Ukrainian life. Even Poroshenko himself has bluntly expressed frustration at his first year in office. Addressing parliament to mark the one-year anniversary, he said “I am often asked whether I’m satisfied with the work of the government… I’ll say more – I am dissatisfied with my own work.” Candid honesty? Perhaps. More likely an admission of the inescapable truth. Ukraine is sorely lacking ...


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