Chatham House reports always involve many more people than the names you see on the front cover.
The authors would like first to thank Jake Statham, Chatham House’s principal editor, for his invaluable work in tightening the text in multiple read-throughs.
Ľubica Polláková, the Russia and Eurasia Programme’s manager, guided the text through its multiple stages, not least organizing 10 anonymous peer reviewers whom the authors would also like thank. Zsofia Rendik, the Russia and Eurasia Programme’s intern over the summer of 2017, was of great assistance with footnotes and the timeline in Chapter 1. Anna Morgan and Maria Montague, the Russia and Eurasia Programme’s administrators, assisted with the arrangement of research trips and fact-checking. Federica Reccia, the programme’s current intern, conducted photo research for the report’s cover.
Robert Brinkley, chair of the steering committee of Chatham House’s Ukraine Forum, from which this report emanates, offered judicious comments on the text at several stages.
Chatham House’s deputy director, Adam Ward, offered suggestions for honing the executive summary.
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office provided financial assistance for the research trips to Ukraine.
We are most grateful for all the insights and time provided by many Ukrainian and European officials and independent experts, whose comments and perspectives informed this report.
We would also like to thank Kseniya Kharchenko for her translation of the executive summary into Ukrainian and Russian, and designer Natalia Sokolyanska-Kiba for providing digital designs for the maps.
Sofia Golota (International Renaissance Foundation), Valery Pekar (Nova Kraina) and Volodymyr Sheyhus (Isar Ednannia) provided support for an online survey of civil society organizations.
Despite all this, any errors are, of course, the authors’ own.