dimanche 23 novembre 2014

Biden Is Right to Be Scared of Ukraine

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Kiev today was timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the Maidan protests that eventually toppled Ukraine's corrupt regime.

Still, Biden decided against attending a ceremony commemorating victims of the unrest, the so-called "Heavenly Hundred." His Secret Service escort said it would be too risky.

That's a metaphor for what's going on in Ukraine today: The country is in chaos a year after its people decided to win freedom from oppressive corruption and stifling Russian influence.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the ceremony anyway, only to be heckled by the victims' relatives.

Read more: He had promised to declare the dead protesters national heroes and and pay pensions to their surviving relatives, but failed to deliver.

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