A Realistic Future in Ukraine

The brawl in the Ukrainian parliament last Tuesday was an undignified ending to the country's two-month political crisis, but something important has changed.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 11/19/2008 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11/27/2013 11:11 am EST

The brawl in the Ukrainian parliament last Tuesday was an undignified ending to the country's two-month political crisis, but something important has changed. In the immediate aftermath of the Orange Revolution of 2004, the more extreme Ukrainian nationalists fantasized that the country could break all its links with Russia and become an entirely Western state, but realism is starting to prevail.

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