As it becomes increasingly clear that the West has no stomach for war with Russia over Ukraine, Ukraine must constantly remind Western politicians and their voters that it was former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign an association agreement with the European Union that sent Ukrainians onto the streets in protest in November 2013.

Ukrainians rejected the oligarchic kleptocracy that they shared with Russia for 23 years. Ukrainians want free elections, human rights and transparency that don’t exist in Russia. Ukrainians are Europeans and want to live in Europe, not post-Soviet hell. [Read more]

 

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