WHAT’S NEXT FOR UKRAINE? A CONVERSATION WITH ARSENIY YATSENYUK - President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rose to power by promising to cut through Kyiv’s political hurdles and finally bring about much-needed reform. His presidency has been far from easy, and experts have cautioned that some moves take the country in the wrong direction.
Does President Zelenskyy really intend to continue the course of reforms launched in 2014? What is Ukraine’s progress today? What’s next for Ukraine, and could these changes push the country toward NATO and EU membership that Ukrainians broadly support? As US President Joe Biden urges Kyiv to stay the course on anti-corruption efforts and democratic reforms, are these new efforts enough?
What does Ukraine expect from the West? And how can the West help deter Russia’s war against Ukraine, which is far from over?
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, former prime minister of Ukraine and head of the Open Ukraine Foundation, joined the Atlantic Council for a discussion of Ukraine’s path to progress. Melinda Haring, then deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, moderated. Ambassador Daniel Fried, Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council, delivered welcome remarks. Danylo Lubkivsky, former deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, delivered introductory remarks.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 07/14/21