Ukraine’s Fragile Democracy Heading in the Wrong Direction
July 20, 2012
Under Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine is on a path toward kleptocracy and autocracy, said David Kramer at a July 19 event hosted by Freedom House. Robert Nurick of the Atlantic Council stressed the importance of the fall elections as a bellwether of Ukraine’s democratic health, and expressed concern over party consolidation, which has tilted the playing field against independent candidates.
Read the report here.
See photos from the event here.
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