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Ukraine protests:
We´re letting Putin win

Telegraph [UK], by Edward Lucas

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/21/2014 6:21:30 AM

As Kiev burns, Western policymakers are eating ashes. Our efforts to help Ukraine towards Europe, democracy and the rule of the law have failed spectacularly. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is celebrating not just sporting triumph in Sochi, but geopolitical victory in the affairs of his most important neighbour. It is easy to overcomplicate the Ukraine story with historical, ethnic and geographical details. The country is often said to be split between east and west, between Russian- and Ukrainian-speakers, between those nostalgic for Soviet certainties and those who want a Western-style future. Ukraine’s business elite is divided too, between the cronies of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 2/21/2014 7:06:33 AM     (No. 9740805)

It´s sickening isn´t it? The Ukraine is trying to break away from socialism/communism and America, under this Dictator, is trying to adopt those policies. Bizarro World.

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