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Ukraine's 'Outsider' President Brings Insiders Into the Fold

Mar 4, 2020 | 23:32 GMT

Upon taking office in May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomed in a wave of new faces into Kyiv, creating an administration filled with former entrepreneurs and young tech-savvy professionals. But since then, Zelenskiy's popularity has dwindled. And as a result, Zelenskiy now finds himself reaching back to prior generations of Ukrainian politics to maintain the strength of his presidency through the end of his term. This new team will add to the level of experience and institutional knowledge in the Ukrainian government that his previous cadre lacked. But bringing back those who served under Ukraine's previous political system also risks bringing back those tied to the oligarchs....

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