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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Disillusion­ment with Ukraine is running at an all-time high in the diaspora communities abroad.

The 2010 election of President Viktor Yanukovych, followed by rollbacks in democracy, and the Oct. 11 conviction of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, seen as political persecution, are being taken as signs that Ukraine is moving in the wrong direction.

If there is unanimity about recent developments in Ukraine, there’s no consensus about how to respond to what is seen as creeping authoritarianism under the Yanukovych administration.

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