The pro-Russian frontrunner in Ukraine's presidential elections says the rise of democracy since the 2004 Orange Revolution has not been worth it.
We shall see if the anti-democracy forces are allowed to vote democracy itself out. It is not a surprise that the people bred to like 5-year plans would claim democracy has failed. But it is up to Ukraine's people to decide if they value democracy and rule of law before they've really given it a chance to succeed.
I've thought that Belarus is the likely first target of a Russian anschluss. But perhaps Ukraine will be the first ex-Soviet republic fully reabsorbed.
Ukrainians? What's your call? Are you really pining to be ruled by Moscow?