Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

14 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RL33460/. Source: Congressional Research Service.

In January 2005, Viktor Yushchenko became Ukraine’s new President after massive demonstrations helped to overturn the former regime’s electoral fraud in what has been dubbed the “Orange Revolution,” after Yushchenko’s campaign color. Some hoped Ukraine might finally embark on a path of comprehensive reforms and Euro-Atlantic integration after nearly 15 years of half-measures and false starts. However, infighting within his governing coalition hampered economic reforms and led to disillusionment among Orange Revolution supporters.

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