Saturday, September 10, 2005

Confrontation in Kiev

Kiev Ukraine News Blog

In an emotional TV interview, Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Timkoshenko has gone into confrontation with the team and policies of President Yushenko.

That's the end of the Orange Revolution coalition for the time being. Although those that want to write off the entire Orange Revolution are hardly in touch with reality.

Yulia Timoshenko has proven herself as an able infighter and an accomplished populist. In addition, she's a personality with charm and charisma, and the ability to transform that into power.

But she was a revanchist upset with the past much more than a reformer looking to the future. It's a pity - but a regrettable fact.

Now there will be drama on the political stage from Donets to Lvov.