May 29, 2014

Can the 'Chocolate King' Save Ukraine?

Matthew Rojansky, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Poroshenko's victory is unlikely to bring change mainly because Ukraine has already changed on its own, denying the traditional political class—including Poroshenko and each of his main rivals—a stable footing on which to ply their trade. In fact, the factions that divide Ukraine today don’t give a hoot for the promises of political candidates, or the outcome of the elections.

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War and Murder in Eastern Ukraine
Anna Nemtsova, The Daily Beast
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Can Tymoshenko Still Lead Ukraine?
Follath & Schepp, Der Spiegel
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