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25 November 2017

Democratic values still at heart of changes taking place four years after Euro-Maidan

The Ukrainian Weekly


KYIV – Four years after the Euro-Maidan Revolution erupted in November 2013, political and sociological experts still believe that the following year, 2014, was a breakthrough year for Ukraine that firmly set the country’s course of development towards democratization and embracing European values.

An “absolute majority” of 62 experts that the Kyiv-based policy center Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation polled earlier this month said the main achievement of the popular uprising is European integration and the signing of a far-ranging political and free-trade agreement with the European Union, as well as the overthrow of Kremlin-backed former President Viktor Yanukovych and his cohort.

Next on the list of achievements was the “success of post-Maidan reforms, strengthening of civil society and the start of combating top-tier corruption,” the think tank found based on a comparison of identical polls of experts conducted in November in the years 2014-2016.

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