Editor’s Note: This opinion feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given by Ukrainian presidents since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian President Vladimir Putin mourns. It is named after Vladimir Lenin, whose corpse is still rotting on the Kremlin’s Red Square, 100 years after the October Revolution he led.
Mike Pompeo – the Order of Yaroslav the Wise
It’s always good when Ukraine finds friends in high places. On April 13, U.S. CIA Director Mike Pompeo called out Russian dictator Vladimir Putin as a liar.