Monday, May 23, 2016
FORMER UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT’S ADVISER NOW PLAYS SAME ROLE FOR TRUMP
“In December 2013 Russian leaders made financial aid to [Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovych’s government contingent upon clearing the streets of protestors. The government’s subsequent escalation of repression – first the suspension of the rights to assembly and free expression in January 2014, and then the mass shooting of protestors in February – turned the popular movement into a revolution. On February 22 , Yanukovych fled to Russia. (Two years later, his political strategist, Paul Manafort, would resurface in the US, playing the same role for [billionaire presidential candidate] Donald Trump.)”
Timothy Snyder, “The Wars of Vladimir Putin,” New York Review of Books, June 9, 2016. Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professsor of History at Yale University. His most recent book is Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.