One year of Zelenskyy’s presidency. One step forward, one step back
13 October 2020, 16:37
author: Alyona Getmanchuk, Leonid Litra

On the request of the french think-tank Ifri (Institut français des relations internationales) Leo Litra and Alyona Getmanchuk wrote the policy paper, devoted to the first year of presidency of Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“The election of Volodymyr Zelensky as president of Ukraine created very high expectations in the society. He built his campaign narrative around three central messages: peace in Donbas, the curtailment of corruption and the end of poverty. The hope that he could deliver on his promises was strengthened with the victory of his party (Servant of the People) in the snap parliamentary elections in summer 2019. It is the first time in the history of independent Ukraine that a single party has a majority in parliament. Therefore, President Zelensky enjoys unprecedented conditions, and, while he still has four years in office, the one-year anniversary is the right moment to make the first assessment,” – is stated in the paper.

Final version of the text was submitted in August 2020 and after the lasting process of review, the paper is finally out.

Please find the PDF-version of the paper here.


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