Ukraine faces a stark choice. It can embrace modernity by signing an association agreement with the European Union. It can, instead, drift into obsolescence by signing on to Russia’s customs union.
President Viktor Yanukovich has chosen the worst option. He has announced he will not sign an E.U. agreement at a summit meeting that begins Thursday in Vilnius, Lithuania, but without giving any clear sign of what he will do next. And Ukraine has begun paying the price.
As news of Mr. Yanukovich’s decision became known, starting last week, hundreds of protesters pining for a future securely tied to the rest of Europe took to the streets of Kiev, the capital.… Seguir leyendo »