Friday, 27 February 2009

Yushchenko is unpopular because of his failures

This piece by James Marson on Comment is Free is worth reading. The pertinent point is that Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yushchenko, has not become unpopular because he has bravely held a pro-western, pro-Nato line against a perfidious Russian conspiracy.

Although Yushchenko’s anti-Russian stance, and in particular his hard line during the war in South Ossetia, has scarcely helped heal divisions in Ukraine, he is unpopular chiefly because of his inability to, “deal with the problems that the Orange revolution targeted: primarily, the concentration of power and money among a venal elite who are immune to prosecution”.

David Miliband take note.

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