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Posted inEastern Europe & Russia, Regions

Ukraine:Kuchma’s Gamble: Ukraine’s Chance for Reform

by Peter Rutland Under the energetic leadership of President Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine has begun to emerge from its post-independence doldrums. Leonid Kravchuk, Kuchma’s predecessor, left a mixed legacy in tackling the external and internal challenges facing his country. Although he had determinedly pursued the construction of an independent state in Ukraine, including – as Transition’s […]