The 2019 Ukrainian presidential elections find the Eastern European country still engaged in conflict with Russia and struggling with implementing reforms in various sectors while its citizens have one of the lowest incomes in Europe.
Although the EuroMaidan provided hope to many Ukrainians of becoming an EU member state, this development still seems very far away as corruption still flourishes in Ukraine, oligarchs still control important sectors and the implementation of reforms have been done at a slow pace, which angered both the Ukrainian citizens and the external partners, such as the European Union, United States and International Monetary Fund. As of now, it is highly likely that next president of Ukraine will be either Petro Poroshenko, Yulia Tymoshenko or Volodomyr Zelenskiy.
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