Trump’s request for a ‘favor’ could really hurt Ukraine’s president and his agenda

08 Oct 2019

(Monkey Cage blog) Here’s how Zelensky’s anti-corruption campaign matters for international politics. The revelation that President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for a “favor” presents a challenge to Zelensky. He needs to convince domestic and international audiences that his agenda on reform against corruption isn’t just a campaign promise. Whether he passes or fails this test will affect Ukraine’s relations with European allies, future U.S.-Ukraine relations and European security more broadly. Here’s how. [...]

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