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Ukraine, Russia: On Tymoshenko, Yanukovych and Putin

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Ethnicity & Race, Freedom of Speech, Governance, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Language, Law, Media & Journalism, Migration & Immigration, Politics

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's TV address and Viktor Yanukovych's “shadow opposition government” [1] – as well as Vladimir Putin's misrepresentation of Ukraine's Russophone population in his Time Magazine interview [2] and a subsequent reaction of the head of Donetsk region, who “emphasized that the Russian-speaking population of his oblast, which comprise over 80% of the total, has not experienced any such pressure. ‘I don't have any examples of this,’ he declared.”