May 26, 2014

Between Guns and Disgust in East Ukraine

Marc Champion, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Throughout eastern Ukraine, ordinary Ukrainians are caught between these three ugly forces: the armed thugs of what some here call “The Donetsk Criminal Republic”; a threatening Ukrainian military; and a terminally corrupt state. Most have no desire to join Russia or separate from Ukraine, but they feel as little enthusiasm for the new post-revolutionary order.

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TAGGED: Corruption, Ukraine, Donetsk, Russia


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