George Soros Ukraine states clearly the need to save the New Ukraine. Soros points out that a new Ukraine was founded recently in the pro-European demonstrations that impeached President Victor F. Yanukovych. The determination that made thousands assemble and unite still exists despite the presence of direct military assault from the Russian forces encouraging separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Soros shows that the new Ukraine is striving to be different from the old Ukraine that was corrupt and hopeless. The efforts to transform Ukraine have been reinforced by the desire to open the nation to modernity, democracy and Europe. This determination is significant in raising a voice to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity from the separatists and promote fruitful activities. Maidan’s supporters are now nation builders and they are not in opposition anymore.
From Soros’ perspective, individuals working in government and parliament are volunteers who are determined to serve the nation. The volunteers are assisting many displaced Ukrainians and offering advisory services to ministers and local government.
Nevertheless, George Soros’ worry is that the New Ukraine is experiencing a resilient challenge from the old Ukraine; a bureaucracy state encouraging business oligarchy. Soros maintains that the reformers are opposed to the resentment of the Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, whose intention is to stabilize Ukraine. The problem is that the new Ukraine is still a secret, as it has not been disclosed to the world and the Ukrainian public and the radical reforms are yet to be executed.
Soros gives more insight by pointing out that Ukraine is a participatory democracy, which does not depend on one leader but on checks and balances. He believes that although democracy is slow, it is advantageous in the end. However, Soros’ main query is, will the long run exist? Despite Russia being in a bad financial crisis, Mr. Putin seems determined to destroy the new Ukraine even before stabilizing itself and the economic insecurity destroying his own fame.
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Soros further reveals that the Russian president is creating the military and financial pressure on Ukraine. Ukraine urgently needs financial aid to be able to guard itself militarily. Soros urges the Western powers to commit themselves politically to offer Ukraine additional funds. The association of democracies, such as the European Union is very slow and this pleases Mr. Putin.
Soros underlines the significance of the European Union realizing that it is not only the future of Ukraine that is at risk but also its future. Failure of Ukraine would empower Russia over the European Union based on the rule of force and not power. Soros offers an alternative of Europe providing financial help to Ukraine, which would force Mr. Putin to stop his antagonism. A firm and successful Ukraine will reveal that the blame for Russia’s financial problem is Mr. Putin.
Soros’ remarks are that the success of Ukraine would make the Russian public force Mr. Putin to follow the new Ukraine. The award for Europe would be a new Russia transformed from a powerful tactical threat to a prospective strategic partner.
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