‘Cold Eastern Winds’: An interview with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze joined Brian Maguire in the EURACTIV studio to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit declaration, Ukraine’s intense reform process, the challenge of ‘Ukraine fatigue’ in Brussels and the risks Russia continues to present along Europe’s eastern border.

Klympush-Tsintsadze emphasised the need to improve communications between Kyiv and Brussels.

Remarking on Ukraine’s patchy reform process, she explains the risks of moving too far, too fast, pointing to elections in two years; and the challenge posed by populists eager to exploit the government’s reforms, as well as Moscow’s destabilising influence.