We are calling on our governments and international organisations to support Ukrainians in their efforts to put an end to a corrupt and brutal regime and to the geopolitical vulnerability of their country. Ukraine needs a European Marshall-like plan that would ensure its transformation into a full democracy and society with guaranteed civil rights. In elaboration of a new policy towards Ukraine, we propose to draw a distinction between the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian society. While the former must be treated with a maximum of strictures, the latter deserves a maximum of support.
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Video of the roundtable discussion with David J. Kramer, Executive Director at Freedom House and Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President at the Atlantic Council took place on June 24 at Freedom House. Moderated by Nadia Diuk, Vice President at National Endowment for Democracy. The event organized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation.
The biggest change seen in Ukraine over the year following the Orange Revolution is the move from illusions to disillusionment. The overwhelming majority of promises made to the people on Maidan by political leaders have not been kept. Obviously in one year it would be impossible to achieve all that was planned. However, unfortunately, the further into the past the Revolution recedes, the further we move from the keeping of these promises. There have even been negative developments in comparison with the first months after the Revolution. I would not say that the country is slipping back into Kuchmism, and most likely there will be no repeat of what it was like then. The situation is more reminiscent of a return to the days of the Presidency under Kravchuk in 1994.