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You're reading: Is Ukraine ripe for revolution?

Are we about to witness a summer of simmering discontent that could boil over into full-scale revolution? According to experts, Ukraine is closer to Arab-style regime change protests than many Western policymakers think.

Rumblings of discontent seem to be everywhere.

According to a March survey by the Kyiv-based Gorshenin Institute, 45 percent of Ukrainians stated their readiness to take part in protests. Such sentiment is not lost on online forums and blogs calling for a popular “Day of Wrath” on May 14. In Kyiv, a labor union plans to hold a rally on May 19 to protest against the tax code and unpopular pension reforms.

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