Like the reigns of many corrupt leaders, that of Viktor Yanukovich ended in farce. But there’s nothing farcical about Ukraine’s situation.
Russian troops have taken over its Crimean region, and President Vladimir Putin this week said that Russia “reserves the right to use all means at our disposal to protect” Russian-speakers in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the country Yanukovich left behind is broke and close to default after he, his family and his cronies looted it during the three years he was president. His son, a dentist, somehow increased his wealth to an estimated $510 million during his father’s truncated term, according to Forbes Ukraine.… Seguir leyendo »