April 25, 2014

Ukrainian Activists' Race Against Time

Sylvie Kauffmann, New York Times

The Associated Press

This is the Maidan generation: Too young to be burdened by the experience of the Soviet Union, old enough to remember the failure of the Orange Revolution, they don’t want their children to be standing again on the Maidan 15 years from now. They started by assembling a few dozen experts. A month ago, they numbered more than 80; today it’s at least 150. Testifying to their new clout, they have formed a “committee to support reforms” that will hold biweekly meetings with the interim cabinet of ministers and parliamentary groups.

For them, this is a race against time.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Euromaidan


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