There are no signs yet that Ukraine is about to choose rehabilitation.
One of the current trends is the presence of a cement bubble surrounding decision-makers. All four Ukrainian presidents have lived in bubbles. These bubbles are created by people around them to cushion harsh realities by filtering information so that the great leader does not get too upset about the sad realities.
It seems that the bubble around President Viktor Yanukovych is unbreakable. Dwindling numbers of people have access to him. A series of “public” events to mark the president’s three years in office showed just how bad things have gotten.