President Petro Poroshenko and the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk have invited a significant number of foreign experts to take up government posts and design the reforms in Ukraine. Appointing and naturalizing foreign officials to such an extent is unprecedented in the post-communist, post-Soviet countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It helps to fill gaps in Kyiv’s own capacities to plan and implement the overdue reforms.
This is a technical exercise with ultimate geopolitical stakes. Its outcome will determine whether Ukraine becomes a consolidated, Western-oriented state, or a dysfunctional one sliding back into Russia’s orbit. The second Yatsenyuk government, installed in December …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation