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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another


Desperation in the Ukraine

"We are in a situation where neither the government nor the opposition can allow themselves to take a radical decision, not to take into account the other's interests, or the risks of a partition are real," said Volodymyr Malinkovtch, a former adviser to outgoing President Leonid Kuchma.
the turkish press
So says the old guard on its way out,
Political analyst Oleksandsr Derhachov, however, says the events of the last week also represent a seismic shift in Ukraine after years of stifling post-Soviet rule.

"Ukraine will never be the same again. It's really an orange revolution which marks the emergence of a civil society," he said.
the turkish press
The threat of the partition of the Ukraine comes entirely from the pro-Russian east of the nation. Sadly, it has support from the Russians themselves.

I suspect, however, that this particular train has left the station and the threat of partition will be greeted with -- Go.