SYNOPSIS: What Should Our Response Be to Ukraine's Dirty Elections?

Derek Fraser

Published: January 2013

Keywords: Ukraine, Human Rights


The Ukrainian parliamentary elections on October 28 2012 did not meet the minimum international standards for democratic elections. The international community had offered considerable incentives to President Yanukovych to conduct honest elections, including diplomatic support from the United States, the conclusion of the Association and Free Trade Agreement with the EU, and a Free Trade Agreement with Canada.

Disciplines: Governance

Publication: FRASER-Ukraine-Speech-Abstract-2.pdf