Bohdan Yaremenko

Democracy in Ukraine is developing rapidly and exciting.

The results of the presidential elections in Ukraine for the site commented the Director of Fund “Maidan foreign Affairs”, the head of the Kiev organization of party “DILL” Bohdan Yaremenko:

– The results of the presidential elections in Ukraine, to a certain extent, the unexpected scale of the new name of the new policy.

It is very important that all regions of the country, except one, defeated Vladimir Zelensky. I mean, he won the election as a national politician. This is a very interesting trend throughout Ukraine. It indicates the gradual Erasure of the difference between East and West. Here Vladimir Zelensky acts as a unifying factor.

More importantly, the elections were very orderly. No one questioned the reliability of the results and the first and second round. Ukraine has managed to avoid any incidents during the election. Good job by the police, in particular, and to ensure that the election law.

Overall, the elections themselves can be assessed quite positively. Of course, this does not relieve those problems that exist for Ukraine. However, I stress that the elections themselves are very-very positive.

– Vladimir zalensky, commenting on yesterday a result of the National exit poll, said: “As a citizen of Ukraine I can say the countries of the former Soviet Union – look at us – all things are possible”. In your opinion, what is the meaning of his words?

Very interesting that Ukraine, if not completely new, the undiscovered, the procedure of democracy – the debate was held without the participation, financing of the state. It is obvious that democracy is the need of the Ukrainians. The accountability of the government to the people, the ability of people to participate in the choice is so important that leading politicians understand that they even need for my money to arrange such procedures for the promotion of democracy. In this respect, very significant was the debate.

If we talk about the words Zelensky, I’m not sure whether this is a reflection, say of foreign policy views, but the fact that democracy is the pride, the need and choice of the Ukrainians — his words absolutely reflect. It’s part of his political program or ideology for the development of democracy. Naturally, even if Zelensky didn’t mean anything about some foreign policy initiatives, rapid and interesting development of democracy in Ukraine, Ukrainian elections, of course, will affect the neighboring countries, which are developing in the opposite direction – Belarus, Russia and so on. In this regard, we understand that one way or another intentionally or unwittingly, Ukraine will be an example and a point of reference.