Ukraine’s Elections Could Turn Violent—This is How to Prevent It

Jonas Claes & Artem Miroshnichenko, USIP

Created 02/08/2019



From September to December 2018, USIP conducted an election violence risk assessment to determine conflict dynamics ahead of Ukraine’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. The full assessment report (forthcoming in February 2019) will identify conflict drivers and scenarios for violence. The assessment includes recommendations for diplomatic engagement, technical assistance, and targeted efforts to prevent election violence.

FILE — A Ukranian flag flies in downtown Kiev, June 28, 2017, The bitter relations between Moscow and Kiev have continued their downward spiral, as the Russian government imposed economic sanctions against a broad cross-section of Ukraine’s political and business elite. (Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times)


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