Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 31

Ukrainians have spoken and they have spoken clearly. Ukrainians have voted for change. And Ukrainians have decided to take a chance and to dive into uncharted territory.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy won a stunning victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, taking more than 70 percent of the vote. He upended the traditional electoral map by winning in the Ukrainian-speaking east as well as in the Russian-speaking east and south.

It’s a powerful mandate, to be sure. But a mandate for what? And what happens now?

Listen as Brian Whitmore is joined by special guest Melinda Haring, editor of UkraineAlert at The Atlantic Council and CEPA Editor in Chief Donald N. Jensen to discuss the future of Ukraine.

Photo: From the Presidential Administration of Ukraine CC BY-ND 4.0. 

Opening Audio: “Bладимир Зеленский. 2/3. “В гостях у Дмитрия Гордона” (2018)” under Creative Commons. 

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Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

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April 24, 2019

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.