Ukraine: Will the Centre Hold?

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Far from the deadly battle against Kremlin-backed separatists in its eastern provinces, Kyiv faces a groundswell of resentment and disenfranchisement among citizens in the country’s west.

To restore faith in the state’s laws and institutions, the government must address endemic corruption to win back those in the state’s margins.

What’s the issue?

Best 9iWhile the war in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas rumbles on, the regions of Polissya and Zakarpattya in the country’s west are corroded by systemic state corruption.

Resentment toward Kyiv in these peripheral regions is pushing many into the shadow economies and…

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