October Elections in Ukraine

Washington Post Story about Ukraine’s unstable political environment

Our family moved to Ukraine just after the Orange Revolution, but building tension between current President Yanukovych and the West is making news again. With the opposition leader still in prison, several leaders boycotting the recent Euro Cup games, all eyes are on the average Ukrainian to see whether they have enough ‘care’ left in the tank to oust him once again..

I find most Ukrainians have become indifferent to the political process. After their apparent victory at the polls a few yrs ago, the country watched as infighting all but halted any significant progress. The country remains in the dark ages compared to the other former Eastern Block States, rates near the bottom of every international poll relating to corruption. Many Ukrainians believe they’ve already ‘tried democracy’ and ‘it doesn’t work.’

Should be an interesting fall in Ukraine.

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