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.