Fast forward to Aug. 5 and catch the published interpretation of that week’s event: “The arrest of Tymoshenko changes everything.” Everything?
Has the people’s patience snapped following her arrest? Beyond the most pernicious aspect of this crime — it is a crime against the Ukrainian people — what else has changed, besides some perceptions among a few remaining diehards?
Meanwhile it is worthwhile, if not imperative, to stress what has not changed. For starters, the coterie surrounding President Viktor Yanukovych has not changed, nor has he. Make no mistake, it is not just the persona of the president who is authorizing the feldzug (campaign) against democratic Ukraine, nay, against the Ukrainian content of the country.