Democracy backsliding in Ukraine

May 31st, 2012   Ukraine

Stephen B. Nix, Director of Eurasia programs at the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Washington DC, testified on May 17 before the U.S. Helsinki Commission, on the political situation in Ukraine as the country prepares for parliamentary elections in October 2012. Mr. Nix highlighted the backsliding of democracy that Ukraine has witnessed under President Victor Yanukovych. “If left unchecked, the trends set by Ukraine’s current leadership will move the country toward greater centralization and consolidation of power—that is, toward authoritarianism,” Stephen Nix stated.

Read about the testimony on IRI:s home page

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