President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his closest entourage sometimes raise public expectations of what the United States can deliver to Ukraine to unrealistically high levels. Furthermore, they tend to discount the close relationship between what the U.S. is actually delivering to Ukraine and the latter’s own performance on economic and governance reforms. These twin tendencies of Mr. Zelenskyy’s team can generate public disappointment after undue expectations, confronting the U.S. with a problem of expectation management in Ukraine (see Part One in Eurasia Daily Monitor, June 6).
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