From the very start of the 9th annual
Yalta European Strategy conference, it was evident that there will be little
talk of strategy, and plenty of tough questions for the Ukrainian delegation,
which is headed by President Viktor Yanukovych.
The central of them was, of course,
what’s going on with human rights and selective persecution in Ukraine – and
how likely is it to change?
To the clinking of glasses at the
opening dinner of the conference on Sept. 13, EU Commissioner for Enlargement
Stefan Fuele gave probably the toughest ever address to Ukraine’s officials
from a top European politician.