May 10, 2014

Every Side Is Using Ukraine

Matthew Stevenson, New Geography

The Associated Press

My own view is that that the liberators of Eastern and Western Ukraine, despite having different ideological mentors, are the homegrown dissidents of a failing state, one with high employment, cornered markets, governments with Italian-like instabilities, and few profits that have trickled down to ordinary citizens.

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