18 December 2011

Ukraine after the Tymoshenko Verdict

The trial and sentencing of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko in 2011 is a double challenge to the European Union – testing both its credibility and the transformative capacity of its soft power. Kyiv ignored clear warnings from Brussels and key member states, and then failed to deliver on promises of compromise.

The EU-Ukraine summit on Monday 19th December offers the chance to stop the rot in relations with Kyiv.

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