Ukraine’s cohesion and its unqualified independence are central to European security and stability.

5 January 2018


James Nixey, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme


The mass protests against the Viktor Yanukovych administration in late 2013 and early 2014 set in motion a succession of profound changes to Ukraine’s political, security, economic and institutional landscape. A corrupt regime with unhealthy ties to Russia was replaced by the popularly elected and EU-aligned administration of President Petro Poroshenko – even though this administration is less committed to reducing corruption than it should be.

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