Ukraine and the world are waiting for the first steps of Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelensky in foreign policy, above all – which capitals he will choose for the first foreign visits. His choice will speak loads about the foreign policy priorities of the new Ukrainian leadership. In our series of experts surveys “New Europe Wonders” the New Europe Center asked the prominent Ukrainian and foreign experts the following question: “Which three foreign capitals, in the order of priority, would you recommend the President to visit and why?” Overall the expert consensus is that a European capital should be first on the President’s destination list: Brussels, Berlin or Warsaw. The survey is available at this link only in Ukrainian.
The policy commentary was written within the Think Tank Development Initiative for Ukraine (TTDI), carried out by the International Renaissance Foundation in partnership with the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) with financial support of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine. The views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, the International Renaissance Foundation, and the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE).