With the West wavering, Latvia is tripling its special operations forces.
Ukraine cannot dislodge the better Russian army; Russia cannot or will not finalize its de facto conquest of half of its cultural cradle; and the West has discovered a new reality television series in Syria.
Whatever Putin’s many sins — and they are legion — he has forced the West to admit that it just stopped caring years ago, and the world belongs to those who care.
All of the fights over the next few weeks are mere sideshows. The greater story now is whether the European Union has a future beyond an existence as a trading zone.
The news of the OECD accession will only act as so much chum in the water for a weakened but very dangerous shark.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Groysman is in one of the worst jobs in the world — and it would be a lot worse if he didn’t have a high likelihood of retiring to a Black Sea dacha soon.
Yanukovych’s successors have promised even greater reforms and accomplished basically nothing — indeed, this is part of why Yatsenyuk’s government is in such danger.
The entire affair was a muted blessing of this group of psychopaths, tyrants, and incompetents, a mark of respect not one of those Hell-holes deserves.
Ukraine should be working on getting a functioning military in place; obtaining cutting-edge weaponry from the United States, Europe, or Israel; and at any rate, preparing for a nastier war once Putin returns.
The migrants Latvia wants to stop are Russian migrants, with or without main battle tanks and artillery.