Steinmeier Formula Disrupts Peace in Ukraine

Protests flared up across Ukraine following President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Oct. 1 announcement that his government had agreed to the “Steinmeier Formula,” a controversial peace plan for the Donbas conflict proposed by former German Foreign Minister (and current President) Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Demonstrations are scheduled to continue in the coming weeks and could undermine investor confidence in what is already one of Europe’s poorest countries.