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You're reading: Passion has disappeared in US-Ukraine relationship

Organized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, the two-day event called “Ukraine in Washington 2012” aimed to offer an alternative vision of Ukraine, one that contrasted with recent somber and anxious political discussions over the bilateral relationship.

The grand idea behind the Nov. 30- Dec. 1 gathering was not to discuss Ukraine’s problems, but rather to celebrate and promote the nation’s potential – the same potential that everyone has been talking about for 20 years, but which has never been realized.

Despite the ambitious name, however, the event lacked high-profile leaders on both sides.

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