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Unlucky president: Zelensky’s first year of presidency

Oleg Nemensky

Zelensky continues the policy of the previous president

Biden-Poroshenko tapes as Trump's election trump card

Sergey Mikhailov

Ukraine has always been under the control of the United States

Kiev begins to see clearly through Biden's dark deeds

The National Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine opened a probe into alleged pressure by then-vice president Joe Biden that led to the 2016 dismissal of Viktor Shokin as the country’s prosecutor general. "Shokin spoke of pressure put on him by Biden. In 2016, J.Biden really put pressure on the Ukrainian leadership to discharge Shokin, and then two years later, Biden bragged about it on live TV," RISS expert Sergey Mikhailov said.

Europe changes its viewpoint on the Ukraine conflict

Minsk agreements mark the fifth anniversary this February. RISS expert Oleg Nemensky drew attention to the document "Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region", presented at the recent Munich Security Conference. "It was signed by 45 authoritative experts, former politicians, and military figures, including W. Ishinger, Chairman of the Munich Conference. This important initiative shows that Europe is ready to change its viewpoint on the Ukrainian conflict," he said.

Conflicts between Ukraine and Poland in the area of memory politics

Oleg Nemensky

There will be no improvement in Ukraine-Poland relations

Zelensky's year: president's success, Ukraine's defeat

RISS expert Oleg Nemensky underscored that 2019 was a rather successful year for Ukrainian President V.Zelensky. "Zelensky has won a landslide victory. This will make it much easier for him to continue his work as a president," he added.

Trump’s impeachment threatens the U.S. project "Ukraine"

Trump’s impeachment threatens the successful implementation of the U.S. project "Ukraine", RISS expert Sergey Mikhailov believes. K.Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, M.Jovanovich, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and W.Taylor, American diplomat, who testified in the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President D.Trump, resigned. It is unclear who will now be the leader of the "Ukraine" project," he said.

Decreased intensity of shelling gives hope for peace in Donbass

The intensity of shelling on the contact line between the Kiev troops and the Donbass forces has significantly declined after a new ceasefire came into effect on July 21, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Deputy Militia Chief Eduard Basurin told Izvestia. Although shelling is still on, there is a positive dynamic giving hope that soon peace will be brought to the region, Basurin said.

Ukraine’s presidential party set to form new government on its own

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) should start to implement the Minsk Agreements following the Servant of the People party’s parliamentary election win, Head of the Russian Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev told Izvestia. The presidential party will have the opportunity to form a new government on its own, giving the Ukrainian leader a free hand and freedom of maneuver.

V.Zelensky aims to change Ukraine’s ruling elites

Snap parliamentary elections in Ukraine are over. According to the preliminary results of various exit polls, V.Zelensky's ruling coalition may consist of Servant of the People Party and S.Vakarchuk’s Voice, RISS expert Vladimir Evseev considers. "But we should not forget about the results of voting in majority districts. If Zelensky's party consists more than a half of the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, he will be able to form a government without the need for a formal coalition," he said.