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How real is the „Ukrainian Revolution”?
How real is the „Ukrainian Revolution”?

Author(s): Leonid Litră
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Keywords: Urkaine revolution; Majdan;
Summary/Abstract: Violent suppression of protests in Ukraine and use of force have triggered a deep crisis involving all important actors in the region and have resulted in 88 deaths and 700 injured. Even if the apex was the flee of Yanukovych, withdrawal of security forces and release of Yulia Tymoshenko, the situation still remains tense because the protestors’ demands were not fulfilled, while Russophile regions are dissatisfied with the recent developments. The escape of Yanukovych does not resolve the problems Ukraine is facing; it simply puts an end to violence. Ukraine teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, with an interim president, without an institutionalized parliamentary majority. Protests that lasted for three months and started once the Government of Azarov refused to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and, subsequently, turned into anti-Yanukovych protests, were a historical event that was proof of the Ukraining nation welding. Protests outcome cannot be deemed a palace coup, since the Parliament voted by constitutional majority the return to 2004 Constitution and, subsequently, the mechanisms of this Constitution were implemented, which provide for the appointment of parliament speaker as interim president, although the procedure was not duly complied with.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English