Article by Andrey Uvarov on Jan 3rd 2016
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2015 was the year of dashed hopes and dissipated illusions for Ukraine. Some Ukrainians pinned hopes on the Maidan protests and the policy of European integration. Others cherished a dream that the political regime of homegrown fascism would suffer crushing defeat. Now it has become clear that all these hopes and aspirations have failed to materialize.
The only thing that one can say with confidence is that the future of Ukraine is absolutely unpredictable.
Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma was right saying that Ukraine is not Russia. At the same time, it is also not Gabon. It’s not even Somalia. Yet, Western experts talking about Ukraine have started to use the term failed state. They have a good reason to do so. Never before in the history there was a nation involved in such intensive self-destruction process. It became…
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