Gwendolyn Sasse comments on the situation in Ukraine ahead of local elections

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Gwendolyn Sasse has written an article for Carnegie Europe, in which she comments on the difficult situation in Ukraine, and the importance of the upcoming local elections.

She writes: "Ukraine’s 2015 local and regional elections are an important test of the political mobilization and orientation of the Ukrainian electorate. In their aftermath, the government is likely to come under greater pressure from opposition forces and from a more apparent gap between national and subnational politics."

You can read the Carnegie Europe article here:

Professor Sasse has also given an extended radio interview to German public radio (ARD-SWR), in which she discussed the situation in Ukraine more broadly. That is available (in German) at

Prof. Gwendolyn Sasse is Professor in Comparative Politics, Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College, Harassment Officer