December 5, 2013

The West Must Help End the Crisis in Ukraine

The Economist, The Economist

The Associated Press

SAME places. Same slogans (“Thieves Out!”). Same icy weather. Same villain: Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s thuggish president. The protesters in Kiev want him out, just as the Orange revolutionaries of 2004 wanted an election that had been rigged in his favour to be annulled. Outsiders may be tempted to think that the current turmoil is simply a rerun of the previous bout, and is likewise destined to end peacefully. But the latest stand-off is far more volatile—and much too dangerous for the West to watch blithely as it develops.

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