When it comes to governing themselves, the outcomes for Ukrainians appear to be somewhat worse than ambiguous. Yes, imagination is still there, but it is mostly in the realm of politicians’ payoffs, crime drama in real life, and the making of new political parties.
The top prize for creative national harakiri goes to the election of Viktor Yanukovych of the Regions Party as president. Turning knowingly by voters’ choice the whole country into the claws of mob and crime bosses, renowned for their anti-social record and Ukrainophobic twist, was an event that will live in infamy for generations.
If events continue to develop along the ongoing slide of libertyand decency in Ukraine, the long-term result of that election will be catastrophic — leading to re-imposition of the Kremlin’s historic political and cultural yoke.