Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan toast after signing documents as part of their meeting in Kyiv on Sept. 13. Erdogan was making a a three-day official visit to Ukraine. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY
Word’s out in Ukraine that there is “no difference” between the Regionnaires and the opposition. The implication is obvious: it doesn’t matter whom you vote for in the October 28th parliamentary elections and it doesn’t even matter whether you vote. After all, whoever wins, whether Regionnaires or the opposition, there’s “no difference.”
This is nonsense.
Let’s consider a few dimensions along which one might measure difference.