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Thursday, April 26, 2007

No neocon conspiracy behind crisis in Ukraine

This analysis certainly makes a lot more sense than the wild claims of knee-jerk anti-capitalists desperately seeking a bogeyman.

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.

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