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A beggar woman against the background of  Saint Sophia's Cathedral  fresco paintings. Kiev, Ukraine, Eastern Europe.
A beggar woman against the background of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral fresco paintings. Kiev, Ukraine, Eastern Europe. Photo Mstyslav Chernov.

Political analyst Aleksei Blyuminov is interviewed by Lug-Info:

[…] Lug-Info – In general, how do you assess the political situation in Ukraine?

– The political situation is absolutely unstable. There are no “fodder reserves” that could maintain stability. Roughly speaking, earlier, for example, under Yanukovych, this stability could be maintained by two things: the first – the legitimate state apparatus, and the second – the availability of some money. Now, both are missing. There are a lot of people who can toss grenades at the prosecutor’s office, and there is no money to cajole them.

Going back to the main problem – the regime is under external control, so all flames of instability are to be artificially extinguished. For example, there was a source of instability in the form Kolomoisky –…

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