In late 2013, Euromaidan demonstrators took to the streets of Ukraine’s capital to demand the resignation of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. A few months later, Russia annexed Crimea. As an in-depth assessment by experts at Chatham House concludes, Ukraine has since faced two main challenges: to resist Russian influence and to implement significant domestic reforms. The report provides a series of recommendations to Western powers for helping Ukraine survive as an independent nation.
In this article, you will learn
- Why internal reforms are crucial for Ukraine to remain a viable independent state and
- How Western partners can assist Ukraine’s struggle against Russian influence.
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