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Volodymyr Zelensky’s Moment of Reckoning

One year ago, on May 20, 2019, Volodymyr Zelensky took the oath of office as Ukraine’s sixth democratically elected President. He was swept into office with 73 percent support from Ukrainian voters, receiving the largest mandate in independent Ukraine’s 30-year history and humbling the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko.Zelensky came to power on a wave of populist promises. He would negotiate an end to Russia’s war against Ukraine in the Donbas; eliminate corruption and jail the corrupt; usher in billions in new foreign investments; and oversee unprecedented economic growth. In his first weeks in power, Zelensky upended the Ukrainian establishment. He forced …read more

Source:: The American Interest


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