Ukraine: “Back to the Past?”

Leopolis writes on the Ukrainian election and reactions in the West and in Ukraine. Here's what some of the latter sound like: “This election was the choice between the whorehouse (bardak) and the prison (zona). Of cholera and swine flu. Better to stand in place than take five steps backward. Or maybe a better opposition will form in place of constant dysfunction. We are divided — look at the map — not due to the leaders’ political competence, but due to identity. When Yanukovych expresses gratitude to ‘the people’ for their support, I do not feel I belong to that group. On the other hand, that's how easterners felt under the Orange rule… This is Ukraine's drama.”

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