The earlier approach by the West emphasized Ukrainian deficiencies and promised vague integration steps once her numerous political, economic, and social...

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About Things Certain and Uncertain

This is not a war for territory. Clearly, while “Crimea-is-ours” warms the imperial soul, Putin does not need Sloviansk – he needs Kyiv. That does not necessarily mean Russian tanks in the Maidan. It rather means return to the previous arrangements, where Kyiv is a city of Kremlin puppets and of amusing gawky “khokhols" who even start celebrating the New Year one hour earlier.
Oksana ForostynaSeptember 5, 2014