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KYIV BLOG: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is stuck between a rock and a hard place

October 29, 2019

The entire Zelenskiy administration gathered in the Black Sea port town of Mariupol on October 29 for a summit to sell international investors on their plans to transform the country. It was a hard sell.

KYIV BLOG: What’s to be done about those who are to blame in Ukraine?

September 19, 2019

Attention has been dramatically refocused from the high hopes from Zelenskiy’s radically anti-corruption and reformist legislative agenda to a single question: what is his relationship with his oligarchic backer Ihor Kolomoisky?

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy's honeymoon with foreign investors is over as NBU ex-governor Gontareva's dacha burns

September 17, 2019

The arson attack is the latest in a string of attacks on the former central banker, her family and the bank she nationalised, PrivatBank.

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy's party won control of parliament, but now he has to control his party

August 12, 2019

Servant of the People won a landslide victory in July's parliamentary elections. The question remains can Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy actually control his own party?

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy is fashioning a cudgel of authority from the wisps of legitimacy

May 22, 2019

After only minutes on the job and with no formal party structure behind him, nor any representation in either the parliament or state organs, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's first act was to dismiss the Verkhovna Rada.