December 3, 2013

The Ukrainian Spring?

Alex Berezow, RealClearWorld

The Associated Press

The future of Ukraine is with the EU, not Russia. Demographically and economically, Russia's future is bleak. Mr. Putin remains in control largely through bribing enough Russians (using oil and natural gas money) to support his regime. This is not the sort of country upon which Ukraine should be staking its future. If it takes a popular uprising to bring about this realization, so be it.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Viktor Yanukovych, Orange Revolution, Ukraine


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