A Shadow over Ukraine’s Presidential Election

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With Ukraine’s establishment forecasting doom after the presidential runoff, the far right’s influence on politics is impossible to ignore.

  • Katharine Quinn-Judge
  • ICG

Its resurgence is both a symptom and a cause of the country’s ills: there is less daylight between it and the political mainstream than either admits.

On 31 March, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suffered a double-digit defeat in the presidential election’s first round to comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political experience is playing the…

The incumbent is widely expected to lose a…

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