Судебный процесс Тимошенко и будущее Украины

СТОКГОЛЬМ. Мало сомнений в том, что неловкое зрелище по судебному разбирательству относительно бывшего украинского премьер-министра Юлии Тимошенко ‑ и ее недавний арест по обвинениям в невыполнении требований суда в ходе судебного разбирательства – наносит большой урон ее стране. И нет никаких сомнений в том, что ход развития Украины будет иметь большое значение для будущего Европы.

Оранжевая революция в Украине в 2004 году зажгла надежду на новую волну демократических реформ в странах к востоку от Европейского Союза ‑ период так называемых «цветных» революций. Вскоре, однако, те силы, которые боялись потерять власть в этой огромной и важной области, начали решительное контрнаступление.

Тем не менее, Украина продолжает пробираться в европейском направлении, сохраняя важные частичные успехи, достигнутые в 2004 году. В 2010 году возвращение президента Виктора Януковича, по сути, стало результатом свободных и справедливых выборов.

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