Posts tagged as German chancellor’s visit to Kyiv

Poroshenko’s promises, Merkel’s disappointment

Friday, November 2, 2018

Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine’s President Poroshenko, who is in the midst of an election campaign. There’s disappointment in Kyiv at his failure to implement reforms, and hopes of EU-style democracy are fading. The German chancellor’s visit to Kyiv can safely be filed under the heading of “reliable diplomacy.” Since early 2016, when Angela Merkel committed Germany to long-term engagement with Ukraine by supporting the second Minsk peace agreement, there’s been…