Ukraine: One year ago – hopes still high

Ukraine to the Ukrainians

February 21, 2014

Feb 20

Ukraine is in the middle of Europe – and in the middle of interests of Russia and the EU. At lot is at stake, for both sides, when Ukraine tumbles to be an unstable state.

Historically, Ukrainians are closely connected to Russia. The KIEV RUS are considered the cradle of Russia civilization. But even though there are common roots, a common time in history, Ukraine has a right to determine its own fate. After WW 2 Ukraine rose as a country of the new created map, set up by the winning allied troops.

The Ukrainians want free elections, independent law courts, freedom and self determination in a democratic country. They do not want a president who acts according to interest of other countries or in the interest of a small group of an economic elite, and who send out snipers to shoot down citizens. Those measures of politics remind me of old times when the center of power was still in Moscow alone. Have those times come back?

New elections seem to be the only solution possible, to bring back self determination to the Ukrainian people. Hopefully the three Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and Poland, sent to Kiev by the EU as moderators and mediators, will find a way to an agreement and new elections within short time.

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