Oh, Ukraine still exists?
I thought it was a burnout case with barely any economy and hired oligarch muscle, Real Nazis™ and various mobster sectors vying for a piece of the cake while the ones who still can are moving out.
Nobody in the MSM seems to want to talk about all of this. Better focus on the Eurovision "contest" and its various stupid spats or on the demented screeching via NYT of members of the Neocon Senilate like McCain.
The always heated Saker had to say in March:
This all begs the question of the future of Poroshenko and here your guess is as good as mine. The only thing which kept him in power so long is the support from the USA and EU, but with the crises (plural) surrounding the Trump administration and the political uncertainty in Europe, there is only that long which Poroshenko can use his western mentors as the base for his power. Sooner or later, somebody somewhere in the Ukraine (my guess is in Odessa) will figure out that the local power configuration is far more important to him/her than what the western politicians have to say. Again, Somalia is the example to keep in mind: for a while the western powers also had a great deal of influence there, but only until that power was successfully challenged and then everybody declared victory and fled.
And just recently:
The Ukraine: apparently Trump simply does not care about the Ukraine and, frankly, I can’t blame him. Right now the situation there is so bad that no outside power can meaningfully influence the events there any more. I would argue that in this case, considering the objective circumstances, Trump did the right thing when he essentially “passed the baby” to Merkel and the EU: let them try to sort out this bloody mess as it is primarily their problem. Karma, you know.
The EU has a big Obamerkel-incubated problem barrelling down on it and it has only itself to blame.