2019 - UKRAINE: FIVE YEARS AFTER THE REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY

Jane CORDY (Canada)

13 October 2019

Five years after the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine still faces tremendous challenges both in protecting its sovereignty in the face of the ongoing Russian aggression and in fulfilling its commitments towards reform. It is clear that there is frustration and disappointment among the population. Yet, as the country holds both presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019, it is also clear that Ukraine’s strategic geopolitical choice towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration has been made and will not change in the foreseeable future.

This report reaffirms the Assembly’s commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine and supports its Euro-Atlantic integration. At the same time, the Rapporteur reasserts the Assembly’s position that the reform process in Ukraine should not lose pace, especially when it comes to the rule of law and the fight against corruption. The report discusses ongoing security challenges in Ukraine, takes stock of the country’s achievements and remaining challenges in various reform areas and proposes ideas on how the Euro-Atlantic community could better assist Ukraine in its transformation and integration process.