But I hope that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has
one more dramatic surprise in store for the nation ahead of the Vilnius Summit
on Nov. 28-29.
I hope he goes out tomorrow at 1 p.m. on European Square to
speak directly with demonstrators who are protesting his government’s decision
to abandon a political and free trade pact with the European Union. The deal
was supposed to have been signed at the summit in Lithuania.
Yanukovych should order parliament into session to pass the remaining
laws required from the EU for such an agreement. He should pardon ex-Prime
Minister Yulia Tymoshenko immediately and unconditionally, setting her free
from prison to get medical treatment in Germany.