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February 25, 2021
This week marks the seventh year since former President Victor Yanukovych’s government collapsed under the weight of the 2013-2014 Revolution of Dignity. Before Yanukovych's dismissal, Ukraine was a corrupt, pro-Russian and highly centralized state with hallmarks of political repression and... Read More
November 17, 2020
On November 15 Ukraine held runoff elections after the October 25 local elections, which served as a powerful reminder that Europe’s largest country remains on a democratic path, making progress in three key areas. First, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy successfully organized and oversaw elections... Read More
October 19, 2020
On October 25, Ukrainians will go to the polls to fill more than 40,000 seats at every level of Ukraine’s local and regional governments – marking a new phase in Ukraine’s much anticipated... Read More
August 24, 2020
Since achieving independence from the Soviet Union 29 years ago today, Ukraine has followed a long and sometimes troubled path to democracy. In that time, Ukrainians of all backgrounds have united to resist corruption and authoritarianism and build a sovereign, democratic and united polity. With... Read More
June 15, 2020
In Ukraine and across the globe, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic required swift government action to keep citizens safe and democratic institutions intact. Without a plan for holding online council sessions, however, the pandemic could paralyze local governments in Ukraine and put their... Read More
June 05, 2020
Thirty-eight years ago on Monday, President Ronald Reagan delivered his historic Westminster Address to the British Parliament, in... Read More
April 06, 2020
Ukraine has a rich tradition of youth taking an active role in improving their society. From the 2004 Orange Revolution to the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, young people have been at the frontlines of Ukraine’s Democratic transition. Now, youth throughout Ukraine are working at the grassroots level... Read More
March 11, 2020
Empowered young people are the key to furthering prosperity and strengthening democracy in Ukraine. With an estimated youth unemployment rate of 20 percent and ongoing problems with brain drain... Read More
February 21, 2020
Ukraine’s democratic survival depends on cultivating the next generation of democratic leaders. If Ukrainian democracy fails, the country could once again fall victim to the predations of the Kremlin, and the U.S. and its democratic allies will lose a vital strategic partner. The International... Read More
February 07, 2020
Ukraine’s 2020 local elections—scheduled for October 2020—will be another step in Ukraine’s ongoing process of decentralization and European integration, providing Ukrainians a government that better represents their interests. As Ukraine prepares for Election Day, IRI is working with local... Read More

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