Ukraine

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Media Call on Ukraine with Stephen Sestanovich and Alexander Motyl

Stephen Sestanovich, Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and previously ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union, and Alexander J. Motyl, professor of political science at Rutgers University–Newark, discuss the consequences of the protests in Ukraine for the country, the region, and the United States.

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Postscript: Ukrainians Vote for Parliament

Author: Lionel Beehner

Ukrainians go to the polls to show whether they endorse the pace of reforms since the 2004 Orange Revolution or seek to return to warmer ties with Russia. The party of former presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovich goes into the vote with the highest approval ratings of any political bloc.

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Ukraine's Orange Revolution: Film Screening and Discussion

This winter marks the fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, when over one million citizens took to the streets of Kiev and succeeded in overturning the results of that country’s presidential election. Steve York’s documentary, Orange Revolution, follows the contest between opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko and his adversary Viktor Yanukovych, capturing the iconic images that defined the election and ensuing protests.

Join your fellow Council members for a screening of
Orange Revolution. After the film, Peter Ackerman and David J. Kramer will discuss the significance of the Orange Revolution for Ukraine and nonviolent democracy movements elsewhere.

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What To Do About Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine's recently held presidential election has been deemed a success, but the country faces a number of continuing challenges including an ongoing separatist rebellion in the east. Karen E. Donfried of the German Marshall Fund and CFR Fellows Robert Kahn and Stephen Sestanovich join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and its implications for U.S. foreign policy.

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