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Eight obstacles to Ukraine achieving peace with Russia

Volodymyr Zelenskyy was no different from most other presidential candidates during Ukraine’s 2019 elections in promising peace but without explaining how it would be achieved. In some cases, the promise of peace was pure populism while for others it was a willingness to capitulate to Russian demands.

In Zelenskyy’s case, it may have been a product of naivety about Russian President Vladimir Putin, his inferiority complex toward Russia, his lack of professional experience in international affairs, and his arrogance stemming from his status as a TV star.

Zelenskyy was not involved in Ukrainian politics in 2014-2019 and comes across as somebody who …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council


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