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The Sunday Show on Elections in Ukraine, Europe after Merkel, and the OSCE
4 November, 2018

Joining us on today’s Sunday Show are Andreas Umland, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Oleksii Semenii, Director at the Institute For Global Transformations in Kyiv and Executive Director of the Anti-corruption Action Center Daria Kaleniuk.

We discuss the tragic death of Kateryna Handziuk, a civic activist and political advisor from the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, who was the victim of an acid attack on July 31.

We also talk Angela Merkel’s decision to not seek re-election as German chancellor when her term expires in 2021, her legacy as one of the longest-serving politicians in the EU, as well as what this could mean for the future of Ukraine’s relationship with Europe.

We analyze new developments in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential election and how leading figures like Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko are performing on nationwide polls. Also, we review the departure of Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE SMM), Alexander Hug.