Posts Tagged ‘ Andrew Wilson ’

If we want to save Ukraine, we need to call Vladimir Putin’s bluff

Apr 18th, 2014 | By

Russia’s bellicose president Vladimir Putin is not in quite as strong a position as it may appear and has unleashed forces he might not be able to control Andrew Wilson Eastern Ukraine is full of masked gunmen, occupying government buildings and calling for Russian “protection”. The central government in Kiev is unable to organise an…


Why a new Ukraine is the Kremlin’s worst nightmare

Feb 23rd, 2014 | By

ANDREW WILSON Sunday 23 February 2014 The domino effect of democracy on Russia’s border threatens the entire system Putin has built since 2000 – and he will not let it go lightly The details still need to be decided, but the revolutionaries have won in Ukraine. Some elements of the old regime may survive, but…


Time for new elections to break the deadlock in Ukraine

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

By Andrew Wilson – 31 Jan 14 Events in Ukraine did not reach the dénouement predicted by some when parliament sat on 28 January. In fact, the possibility of compromise hinted at over the preceding weekend seems to have disappeared once more. The government fell, but the new acting prime minister is Serhiy Arbuzov, one…


Can Europe protect the Euromaidan?

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

By Andrew Wilson – 24 Jan 14 Events in Ukraine have taken a dramatic change for the worse. Five people were killed on Wednesday, some beaten to death, and further confrontation is likely this Sunday. NGOs have issued an emotive “last plea for help”, saying “the international community remains silent, upholding European values on paper…