February 21, 2014
hISTORY eNDS EVERYWHERE:
A Good Deal for the Ukrainian Opposition (Max Boot, 02.21.2014, Commentary)
The 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.
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2014 1:58 PM