February 21, 2014
hISTORY eNDS EVERYWHERE:
A Good Deal for the Ukrainian Opposition (Max Boot, 02.21.2014, Commentary)
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2014 1:58 PMThe agreement reached between President Viktor Yanukovych and Ukrainian opposition leaders is about as good as the anti-government forces can possibly hope to get.It calls, inter alia, for a power-sharing arrangement with the opposition to be followed by a new presidential election no later than December. It also commits the government not to impose a state of emergency-meaning martial law-and to allow outside monitors from Europe and the opposition to monitor all investigations "into recent acts of violence."A sign of just how favorable this agreement is to the opposition: while it was signed by the foreign ministers of Poland, France, and Russia, all of whom are in Kiev, the Russian delegate pointedly refused to sign it.