December 2, 2013

Putin's Pyrrhic Victory in Ukraine

Yevgeny Kiselyov, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

The huge turnout of protesters in Kiev — and the subsequently harsh crackdown by the police against them — completely changed the political situation for Yanukovych, Putin and all of Ukraine. The current political instability in Kiev undoubtedly rivals the 2004 crisis, which led to the Orange Revolution. Putin's seeming victory in convincing Yanukovych to rebuff the EU is looking more ­Pyrrhic with each passing day as an increasing number of Ukrainians express their anger at Yanukovych's decision to table the agreement with the EU.

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TAGGED: European Union, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Europe

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