The Story of Maidan: Part 4 — Match in a tinderbox — the Associative Agreement

New Years Eve 2013/2014 on Maidan “Ukrainians learned that their country really does lie on a fault line between two civilizations […] as a country lying between the civilization of institutions and of the rule of law, as epitomized by the European Union; and the civilization of arbitrary rule, as embodied by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.”…

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The Story of Maidan: Part 3 — Repeating History and a dictator on the rise

President Victor Yanukovich in a satirical drawing shown on Maidan in February 2014 In this chapter we look at how Ukraine repeated it’s mistakes twice with the Orange Revolution and Maidan and see, how Yanukovich rose from small scale criminal to large scale criminal. If you have missed chapter 2 — Paths to Revolution, click here. 2004/2013: If…

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