Your recent article “How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)” (November 24) gets three things wrong about my country.
First, its headline parrots the Russian propaganda trope that blames the European Union for the conflict in Ukraine by pushing the country to sign an association agreement. In fact, successive Ukrainian governments pushed for the agreement between 2007 and 2014. In 2010, the ousted president Viktor Yanukovych successfully campaigned for the presidency on a platform supporting European integration. Though pro-EU sentiments varied regionally, on the eve of Euromaidan more Ukrainians wanted a closer relationship with the EU than wanted to …read more
Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition