Premonitions

Reprinted from Facebook (2018/02/15):

The reason the police were “barely in control” is that Yanukovych demoralized them by criticizing them for breaking up yesterday’s Maidan, in a bid to appease protesters who will not be appeased.

Apparently, the ProFFesor believes balancing between two stools is a good strategy for Ukrainian domestic politics too. What other explanation can there be?

Though in theory his position should be secure, his perennial incompetence means that actual revolution before March 2015 is a distinct, if still unlikely, possibility.

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