At Maidan, a new Ukraine was born. Maidan, Ukraine’s independence square based in Kiev, has served to unify Ukrainian’s resolve to reform their country from the policies of past oligarchs. The Russian military is supporting separatists located in eastern Ukraine. Irrespective of the subsisting military assault, the populace of Ukraine remains focused on their goal of establishing a new Ukraine.
The spirit of transformation in Ukraine is at an all time high. Bernard-Henri and George Soros contend that Ukrainians are eager to welcome modernity to a country that was riddled with instances of corruption as enhanced by the powerful oligarchs. Today, Ukraine is not relying on a single leader but using checks and balances to enhance participatory democracy. Bernard-Henri and Soros assert that even though democracies move slowly, Ukraine stands to benefit in the long run.
Bernard-Henri and Soros ponder on whether there will be a long run. They answer this question by asserting that the Russian President is out to destroy Ukraine before the nation can establish itself and before Russia’s economic downturns taints his popularity. To this end, Russia has been exerting more financial and military pressure on Ukraine. In the recent past, NATO said that forces backed by the Russian troops attacked the city of Mariupol. This situation eliminated the notion that the separatists were acting alone.
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Soros and Bernard-Henri assert that Ukraine may defend itself against any aggression but it is in urgent need of financial assistance. Currently, the country needs $15 billion. The two authors believe that Western powers ought to make political pledges to provide the country with additional resources based on the extent of the conflict and reforms undertaken by the country. This way, the country shall be able to survive and encourage investments. The reformists do not want to slide back to the old Ukraine. To this end, they have expressed their intentions of being held accountable on how the money shall be expended. Soros and Bernard-Henri posit that these reformers would like the IMF to exercise oversight on the legislation that they pass.
George Soros Ukraine contends that when the European Union was formed, its main aim was to enhance cohesion between the sovereign states in order to augment their sovereignty. Formation of the EU marked a bold statement in terms of international governance and rule of law in order to replace the use of force and nationalism. However, the recent euro crisis has resulted in rifts between EU member states with the creditors imposing conditions over debtor countries. As the international governance in Europe is weakening, Russia is proving to be to a threat to the existence of the EU. Russia has geopolitical ambitions, thus ready to use force where necessary. In order to reinforce his regime, Putin is supporting the Orthodox Church and taking advantage of an ethnic national ideology. Soros asserts that while President Putin was speaking on Direct Line, a radio program in Russia, he praised the Russian people’s genetics. Today, Putin is popular in Russia for his efforts in annexing the Crimea.
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