Researches about Ukraine

A Pyrrhic Victory for President Poroshenko

Atlantic Council

On February 16, the Ukrainian parliament deemed the performance of its government unsatisfactory with 247 votes, but only 194 parliamentarians voted for a no-confidence measure. The government did not fall as some had expected. Overtly, this strange vote may appear a victory for President Petro Poroshenko, but it seems a Pyrrhic victory that may have broken the ruling coalition in parliament and brought Ukraine closer to early elections.Earlier in the day, Poroshenko called for the resignation of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, his close ally, and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Shokin did submit his resignation, but he seems to have gone …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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