Feb. 20th, 2014

lovkyj_man: (читайте!)
http://theweek.com/article/index/256568/russia-is-winning-the-battle-for-ukraine
By Peter Weber | February 19, 2014
Russia is winning the battle for Ukraine
And why not? Vladimir Putin has a lot more to lose in the bloody Kiev showdown than Europe or the U.S.
 
...In the West, this looks like a pretty clear case of Ukrainians fighting for Western-style economic and political freedoms against the country's traditional imperial oppressor, Russia — now personified in Russian President Vladimir Putin. After fruitful talks between Yanukovich and his political opponents, which led to the January resignation of pro-Moscow Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and protesters starting to dismantle their barricades over the weekend, Putin apparently stepped in again.
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