The following article was published nearly 7 years ago when [then] PM Yulia Tymoshenko came under criticism from a right wing US think tank while at the same time Ukraine was under economic pressure from the Kremlin and their rising fuel price demands.. Terry E. Hallman Monday, 23 May, 2005 On May 18, a mischievous…
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Seven years has passed, and I’m still trying to figure out what Ukraine has achieved in that relatively short time, though still more than a third as many years that the nation has been independent. This commentary may very well be disjointed in many ways, just as the people of Ukraine have been for so many years.
There is no more immediate task in Ukraine than that on which we are working – the creation of a powerful machine for independent civic assessment of the work of the authorities, for appealing against decisions which run counter to the law, human rights and public interest, for the lobbying of these interests. The revolution in Ukraine lies ahead and this revolution won’t be orange. It will be the struggle of the people for the return of their state. This revolution will be blue and yellow, the colours of the Ukrainian flag. And it is a pleasure to think that these are also the colours of United Europe. We are one in our freedom!