An Atmosphere of Growing Political and Societal Instability in Ukraine

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Series Details No.08, February 2018
Publication Date February 2018
ISSN 1861-1761
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For some time now, both Ukrainians and foreign observers have been inquiring whether the time is right for a 'Third Maidan'. The protests that took place on 17 October 2017 and in subsequent weeks were not the beginning of anything larger. Rather, they were initiated primarily by political actors and did not have the potential for mass mobilization.

However, these protests convey important messages about the political and societal situation in the country. Against the backdrop of developments in recent years, they are a sign that the situation could heat up dangerously in the coming months.

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