Transatlantic ambition. Ukraine’s expectations of the administration of the 46 president of the USA, Joe Biden
26 November 2020, 18:08
author: Alyona Getmanchuk


The strategic partnership between Ukraine and the USA is based on both shared values as well as shared interests. It is these values and interests — as opposed to crisis response — which should generate momentum for relations between Kyiv and Washington and the United States’ new administration.

Ukraine welcomed the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections with great enthusiasm. Volodymyr Zelenskyy was one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate the President-elect and Vice President-elect. Ukrainian leadership is counting on the effective implementation of three main policy priorities indicated by the Joe Biden campaign. Ukraine also hopes that it will have an open ear in Washington and that its concerns will be heard by the new administration.


Policy memo by Alyona Getmanchuk is available here.



Published within the framework of the Think Tank Development Initiative for Ukraine carried out by the International Renaissance Foundation in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) with the financial support of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine.

The publication expresses the views and opinions of the authors and does not necessarily reflect those of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, the International Renaissance Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE).

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