Crimea, annexed by Russia. Donetsk and other eastern cities falling to pro-Russian mobs, undoubtedly at least funded by Moscow. Russian troops massing on Ukraine’s borders. The West — Washington and Brussels — paralyzed, with the grand military of the alliance weakened by budget cuts and poor leadership. If Ukraine does not stand alone, certainly it stands in peril.
And so Yulia Tymoshenko, once again a presidential hopeful, travels to Donetsk to hold a press conference.
Instead of mobilizing her formidable public relations army to move the West to commit to Ukraine’s defense, instead of using her old ties with Vladimir Putin to …read more