Ukraine’s ‘Orange Revolution’, five years later


Five years after gaining office in the “Orange Revolution,” Viktor Yushchenko faces defeat in an election in which the same oligarchic forces vie for power as in 2004. Meanwhile ordinary Ukrainians endure the ravages of the global economic crisis: here.

Five years after the “Orange Revolution,” and with the country mired in economic crisis, the same oligarchic politicians vie for power in an election that has generated little enthusiasm among the Ukrainian people: here.

The humiliating defeat of incumbent Viktor Yushchenko in Sunday’s Ukrainian presidential election represents a serious blow to the strategic interests of the United States: here.

Yanukovich wins second round: here.

International monitors have confirmed that Ukraine’s presidential election was free and fair, putting pressure on the country’s prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to concede defeat: here.

Stepan Bandera and the Holocaust: here.

8 thoughts on “Ukraine’s ‘Orange Revolution’, five years later

  1. Ex-Ukraine PM gets 7 years jail

    UKRAINE: Former pro-Western PM Yulia Tymoshenko was found guilty of abuse of office today and sentenced to seven years in jail.

    Judge Rodion Kireyev also barred Ms Tymoshenko, now the country’s top opposition leader, from occupying government posts for three years after the completion of her prison term and fined her 1.5 billion hryvna (£120 million) in damages to the state.

    Ms Tymoshenko was found guilty of exceeding her authority during the signing of a natural gas import contract with Russia in 2009.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/110588

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