Ukraine's political crisis may have some international ramifications, but it is purely domestic in origin.
Ukraine's crisis is not ... part of a wider struggle between Moscow and Washington or Brussels, but a matter of domestic politics for the Ukrainians themselves to resolve democratically. Ukraine,[like] many other post-Soviet states, suffers from the weakness, incompetence and venality of its political class. Yushchenko has made many serious miscalculations over the past two years, but his credentials as a democrat are not in dispute. The same cannot be said for Yanukovich, who tried to rig the 2004 presidential elections.Full article here.