How is Trump’s impeachment playing in Kyiv?

PONARS Eurasia
28 Jan 2020

(Eurasianet) The scandal driving the impeachment proceedings in Washington, in which President Donald Trump stands accused of trying to coerce Ukrainian leaders for his personal political benefit, doesn’t seem to be causing collateral damage to President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. Fresh academic research indicates that public support for Zelensky remains strong.

Data compiled in mid-January by a team of scholars, including Jordan Gans-Morse, a political scientist at Northwestern University, show that the Trump-Ukraine scandal has not tarnished Zelensky’s reputation as a corruption fighter in the eyes of the Ukrainian electorate. Zelensky came to power in 2019 vowing to combat top-level graft and promote more broad-based economic growth. [...]

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