Registered voters: 30,056,127
Turnout: 62.86 % (first round), 62.07 % (second round)
Volodymyr Zelensky - 73.22 %
Petro Poroshenko - 24.45 %
The recent presidential elections in Ukraine have provoked rather similar reactions in the West and in the post-Soviet countries,...
In this article, I shortly review the social-economic situation in Ukraine from the perspective of women and other vulnerable groups touching upon the issues of the structural adjustment policies, the armed conflict and the increase of the far-right violence.
Exit-polls and preliminary results showed a decisive victory for Petro Poroshenko at the presidential elections in Ukraine on 25 May. One of the richest man in the country (7th rank according to Ukrainian Forbes list) with liberal economic program is taking 54% according to over 64% counted...
Russian bureaucrats have been honestly surprised at the reaction by the official West – they did not expect such anger or unanimous condemnation. European politicians are beside themselves with fury. The mainstream press is relating appalling stories to its readers of Russian aggression against Ukraine. The television shows interviews with Kiev ministers and deputies who tearfully implore Europe to save their country from the enraged bear.
Transcribed Radio-Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko, Deputy Director of the Center for Society Research in Kiev (19 April).*
Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko, Deputy Director of the Center for Society Research in Kiev (28 February)