The move beyond Tymoshenko as the sole arbiter of Ukraine’s democracy is already underway in Ukraine. It is time to take that move into the larger world.
On Monday, the world will wake to a Ukraine that has passed its litmus test. The growing debate over how to view Ukraine will heat up as free elections and the mounting evidence show a country determined to be part of Europe.
Former Ukrainian President Yushchenko described the gas contract former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko negotiated as “criminal by nature.” Expect the United Opposition to attempt to tie together Yuschenko and the man against whom he famously went to war in 2004, President Yanukovych.