September 28, 2012
U.S. Needs Ukraine Priorities Straight
Matthew Rojansky, CNN
Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution demanding the immediate release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and calling for sanctions against officials responsible for her imprisonment. Some Senators had sought even harsher penalties – freezing NATO-Ukraine cooperation, recalling the U.S. ambassador, and boycotting Ukraine’s 2013 OSCE Chairmanship – yet the resolution ignored the bigger picture of U.S. relations with Ukraine, an important country of nearly 50 million at the crossroads of Europe and Eurasia.
The Tymoshenko case has imposed a kind of foreign policy myopia on many in Washington that does not serve U.S. national interests.
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