Webcast: Zelenskyy’s First Year in Office: Successes, Failures and Outlook for the Future

May 28, 2020, 10:00-11:00am (RSVP requested)

Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for an online talk with Gwendolyn Sasse, Victor Andrusiv and Mykhailo Minakov on the successes and failures of the Zelenskyy administration in Ukraine.

It has been a year since Ukrainian voters handed a landslide victory to Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Politically inexperienced, Zelenskyy inspired unprecedented levels of optimism among the Ukrainian public, riding into office on promises of ending the war in Donbas, reducing corruption, and improving the economy. Has the upstart politician lived up to his promises? On the first anniversary of Zelenskyy’s swearing into office, Gwendolyn Sasse, Victor Andrusiv and Mykhailo Minakov assess the successes and failures of the Zelenskyy administration.

RSVP is requested; information can be found at this link.


Gwendolyn Sasse, director, Centre for East European and International Studies, ZOiS

Victor Andrusiv, executive director, Ukrainian Institute for the Future

Mykhailo Minakov, senior advisor, Kennan Institute; editor-in-chief, Focus Ukraine Blog

Matthew Rojansky (moderator), director, Kennan Institute