The Free Press, Mankato, MN


February 27, 2014

Our View: Ukraine's solution must be its own

Why It Matters: The head rush of Ukraine's revolution leaves that nation with major problems -- and a major opportunity.


An indigenous solution is always best. Ukrainians have significant challenges before them, internally and externally, not the least of which is to prevent the nation itself from splitting apart. The west, and in this case that means the European Union more than the United States, would do well to encourage whoever emerges as the head of the Kiev government to resist Putin.

Putin has a stick; the EU has the carrots. The latter is the more nutritious.

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