The legacy of Petro Poroshenko, who is approaching the end of his five-year presidential term, is marred by war, economic decline, and Russophobic policies.
A recent New York Times op-ed hails the “reforms” which the outgoing Ukrainian leader supposedly spearheaded — the same reforms which left 13,000 people dead and caused the economy to shrink by 15% in two years.
Moreover, the works of 500 Russian writers have been banned in Ukraine. A further 1,000 Russian artists are prohibited from entering the country,
Recurring disinformation narrative painting Ukraine as a disintegrating, Russia-hating, artificial state.
The cynical notion that Ukrainian leaders are to blame for the 13,000 deaths recorded to date in the Russia-Ukraine conflict -- a covert war of aggression launched by Moscow in spring 2014 -- fits the wider pro-Kremlin narrative on the ongoing hostilities in the Donbas.