Friday, December 17, 2010

Ukraine: the more things change, the more they stay ...

The Ukrainian Rada witnessed another violent brawl yesterday. The problem? Corruption inquiry against Tymoshenko. Surely, a very, very debatable issue.

While such fights in parliaments have become more or less a norm in our troubled post-Soviet region, the Ukraine's case is special. For example, a brawl earlier this year featured eggs, tomatoes and umbrellas. At least this time they limited themselves to chairs and fists.

So much for progress and democracy... and concern for their international image.

                   

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