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After Trump-Zelensky scandal, Ukraine pressed to reset Western ties


Ukraine’s president, political neophyte Volodymyr Zelensky, appears out of his depth after just 4 months in office, as his relations with President Trump have put him front and center in a political scandal rocking the U.S. and rippling across the globe.
Why it matters: Given the deep challenges facing Ukraine and Zelensky, Ukraine can hardly afford strained relations with the U.S. and European partners. Weakened Western ties would complicate efforts around democratic progress, economic growth and national security — particularly in pushing back against the malign influence of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Where it stands: Until this week’s release of a transcript of …read more

Source:: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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