Something extraordinary is happening in Ukraine. I just returned from a three-day trip there in my capacity as vice chair of the National Democratic Institute — an organization created by Congress to help developing countries build stronger democratic institutions — and I was truly inspired by the spirit I witnessed in a people who have been through so much turmoil in the past two years.
Since declaring its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has struggled mightily with major challenges both in and outside the country. While corruption, poor political leadership and economic fragility significantly hampered domestic progress, Russian …read more
Source: European Voice