Any electoral outcome will probably leave Poroshenko’s basic Western-oriented policies in place. But he may feel pressure to show a harder line against Russia and the rebels, since anti-Russian voices will gain in number and former Yanukovych allies, who were friendlier to Russia, will fade, writes the Washington Post.
“This is a break between Ukraine’s future and Ukraine’s past as a Soviet state,” said Yuriy Yakymenko, Deputy Director General, Director of Political and Legal Programmes at the Razumkov Center. “We will have a completely different approach to Russia. It’s not a brother state, it’s not even a friend. It’s an enemy.” …read more
Source: Razumkov Centre