Two dogs and a bone

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As tensions continue to grow over the Russian occupation of the Crimea, John Chisholm assesses the ethnic and political factors which threaten to pull the Ukraine apart


Ukraine has now had two liberal revolutions. The second proved bloodier, more drawn-out and more contentious than the first. With both the European Union and Russia pulling it in different directions, ethnically fractured, economically dislocated, Ukraine was always going to be a problem. The more recent events are just a symptom of what has been a long-running disease.

It is always important to bear in mind the ethnic division within . . .

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