January 22, 2014

Dangers Ahead for Ukraine

Colin Freeman, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

For successive Ukrainian governments, it has long been a standard strategy to prosecute, jail and occasionally poison political opponents. Human rights groups will complain, the European Union will tut, but the chances of getting hit with sanctions are unlikely, and besides, Vladimir Putin in Moscow is always there for backup. As President Viktor Yanukovych may be about to find out, though, there is just one problem with treating one’s rivals this way: it means they aren't there just when you really need them most.

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