After the Cold War, Ukraine was expected to have a well-balanced economy but never lived up to these expectations.Ukraine was expected to join EU, NATO, and OECD. Ukraine has grown and growth were not low until the devastating Cold War where they were set to not have a strong economic foundation.
As a result of the Cold War, Ukraine is undergoing a fundamental rethink of its future decisions. If Kiev dissolves autonomy to Ukraine it will limit its foreign policy options. Under President Putin, a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separtists came into effect on September 5, 2011.
Since the Cold War, it is certain that Ukraine's political groupings are diametrically opposed to each other. The EU is mistaken that Ukraine's politics are going to change. The western democratic groupings are small but crucial because they speak for those who want Ukraine to have western culture.
The Euromaidan protest movement is a power force in Ukraine since the end of the Cold War. Civil society groups around Euromaidan do not want the revolution squandered. Since Ukraine's independence 23 years ago, the Euromaidan movement faces elite politicians and interests have prevailed since the Cold War.
After U.S. foreign policy was complete,the U.S. hoped that Ukraine would inplement political and economic reforms. U.S. positively greeted Ukraine to participate in NATO's "Partnership for Peace" program to develop advantageous military co-operations. The year of Ukraine was the beginning of high point of U.S.- Ukraine relation as both countries interests aligned to create a balanced economy.
THE YEAR OF UKRAINE (1994): UKRAINE-U.S. RELATIONSHIP POST COLD WAR