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US, Russia Wait to See Which Direction Ukrainian President Will Go


This story originated in VOA’s Russian Service. Pete Cobus contributed reporting.

KYIV, UKRAINE — Following Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s landslide victory this week, top U.S. and European Union officials were quick to offer kudos and vows of continued diplomatic support.

But some Eastern European-based experts say Kyiv’s ties with the West aren’t likely to improve under the new administration.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council President Donald Tusk issued a joint statement congratulating Zelenskiy on Kyiv’s “significant progress” since the 2014 Maidan revolution that ousted pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, but warned that substantial work remains before realizing “the peaceful, democratic and …read more

Source: Voice of America

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