The end of Zelenskiy’s dream

  • 2020-04-01
  • James Sherr OBE
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s dream ended on 4 March. On that date he dismissed ten of the most reformist ministers of his still newly formed government. The sacking of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, barely six months after his appointment in August 2019 is not unprecedented.  President Viktor Yushchenko had dismissed his own Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko eight months after she was appointed in January 2005. But it is more shocking.  Personal tensions and policy differences between Yushchenko and Tymoshenko had been mounting, and they were hardly u...
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