December 26, 2013

Yanukovych Regime Occupies Ukraine

Alexander Motyl, World Affairs

The Associated Press

The Euro Revolution and the Yanukovych regime’s shameful deal with Putin’s Russia are as momentous conceptually as they are politically, requiring a new way of thinking about what has transpired in Ukraine and how Ukraine may be best understood.

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