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You're reading: Freedom House notes decline in democracy in Ukraine
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According to a report posted on the organization’s Web site, Ukraine’s downward trend was due to a decline in the quality of its parliamentary elections, greater government pressure on the opposition, and a new language law that favored Russian speakers, while neglecting smaller minorities.

Ukraine is in the same group as Russia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Nigeria and some other countries. 

The findings can be read here.

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