February 19, 2014

Decades of Stagnation Led to Kiev Bloodshed

Colin Freeman, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

It is, of course, easy to blame Uncle Vladimir Putin in Russia for stirring all this up. It was he, after all, who pressured Mr Yanukovych into breaking off his trade deal with EU last November. But it is also an indictment on Ukraine's own politicians, be they pro or anti-Moscow, who have done a lousy job of running their country since it gained independence in 1991.

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