Mikheil Saakashvili on Ukraine – euromaidan

25 Feb

“If Ukraine doesn’t go right, or falls irreparably out of the European orbit, or does not gain material aid from the West after fighting for the right to aspire to membership in that club – no other formerly captive Soviet nation really has a shot. Certainly not Georgia or Moldova – both only a fraction of the size of Ukraine’s population. These states can remain in a gray zone between Europe and everywhere else, popping up now and then with humanitarian, security and economic crises that keep Europe from resting easy very long – or we can end this cycle once and for all by admitting we do have an interest in these places and that their identity matters to us. That we can see beyond problematic elites to the people themselves.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/ukraine-revolution-saakashvili-103831_Page2.html#ixzz2uKn0QJYX

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