Disinfo: Trump’s victory gives Ukraine a chance to establish democracy


Trump’s victory gives Ukraine a chance to establish democracy, to become a neutral country, to abandon plans to join NATO, restore economic relations with Russia and to enter into the Customs Union, which is being created by Putin.


Ukraine is already a democracy, recognized by the international community. Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015, as stated by the OSCE election monitoring body. Ukraine's Euroatlantic course remains in place regardless of future US administration policy.


  • Reported in: Issue 47
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Democracy, Donald Trump, NATO, Vladimir Putin, EEU


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