Wednesday, October 12, 2011

IRCPPS in the Links: Analyzing the Tymoshenko Verdict in Ukraine

the Monkey Cage provides analysis from a variety of experts:
Yesterday in Ukraine, the country’s most prominent opposition leader – and one of the heroes of the Orange RevolutionYulia Tymoshenko – was sentenced to seven years in jail for harming Ukraine’s interest in gas negotiations with Russia during her time as Prime Minister of Ukraine. However, as the NY Times notes:
European leaders have condemned the case as politically motivated, and hinted that they are unlikely to ratify a free trade and association agreement with Ukraine, a project four years in the making.
Once again we are pleased to welcome a series of brief expert analyses from some of my colleagues at PONARS Eurasia