July 2, 2014

Why the Fate of Ukraine Matters

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

The fate of Ukraine matters — as much, if not more, as Syria and Iraq. We don’t have to search for “moderates” in Ukraine. Millions there have already both fought for and voted to align their country with the free markets and free people of the European Union.

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