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John Ward – Ukraine: Four Reasons Why It’s Going To End In Tears – 23 February 2014

putukraineThe Ukraine is a country where angels fear to tread…..but not the EU.

As I posted yesterday, the EU is way out of its depth in Ukraine. It hasn’t so much bitten off more than it can chew as popped a red-hot potato into its omnivorous mouth.

‘You have removed this cancer from our country’, former Prime Minister Tymoshenko claimed in front of a euphoric crowd in Kiev yesterday. But there are two problems with her analysis: President Victor Yanukovych is refusing to resign; and he has every right so to do, having been elected by democratic vote four years ago, as a result of an election described at the time by international monitors as “impeccably fair and free from intimidation”. Continue reading