Josh Rose: Paasikivi-Poroshenko: Ukraine’s Path to Peace?


Josh Rose is a student in the Russian and European Studies Master’s Programme in International Relations. This comment paper was written for Prof. Hanna Ojanen’s  StepIn module, which is an EU-funded course emphasizing the connection between university studies and the professional life.

With an apparent struggle between East and West raging in eastern Ukraine, Kiev must figure out a way to restore its sovereignty and find balance between its two halves. Should Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko take a page from Finland’s former postwar president, Juho Paasikivi?

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