Social Unrest Likely as Ukraine’s Ruling Coalition Breaks

I know that Ukraine and its problems have slipped from the news cycle……it is not nearly as important as the antics of our presidential candidates….but it might be a good idea to keep an eye on the situation…..this will bring the US and Russia into direct confrontation…..

I study war and its causes….not something that many people would care to study….but for me it is imperative to try and stop these types of situations from becoming an unstoppable rush to war…..

I read most of the reports and studies that the Institute for the Study of War issues……I do not agree with them often but they do employ some fine and well informed analysts……their recent intel report on the Ukraine bears reading….

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s party triggered the disintegration of the pro-Western four-party coalition by launching a failed vote of no confidence against Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on February 16. Poroshenko called for Yatsenyuk’s resignation on the day of the vote after junior coalition parties announced their unwillingness to work with the prime minister, threatening to deadlock already stagnant efforts at economic and anti-corruption reform. The “Fatherland” party of former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko and the Western Ukraine-based “Self Help” party defected to the opposition in response to the failure of the no-confidence motion, which precludes another vote of no confidence until the next session of parliament begins in September. The withdrawal of the two junior parties deprives the “European Ukraine” coalition of its majority in parliament and takes it farther from the constitutional supermajority with which it began its mandate.

Source: ISW Blog: Ukraine Warning Intelligence Update: Social Unrest Likely as Ukraine’s Ruling Coalition Breaks

4 thoughts on “Social Unrest Likely as Ukraine’s Ruling Coalition Breaks

  1. Nobody really understands the Ukrainian/Russian issues; not even them. It’s a situation ready-made for the arms dealers, who merely supply everyone with what they want, and stand back to watch the fun, smiling & counting their profits….

    It will stay thus until the rest of us decide to laugh them into the past, where their sociopathic, antediluvian attitudes may find those who would appreciate them…. We don’t need them anymore…

    May as well throw the neocons, fundies, faux-patriots, & mundanes in there; they’re not helping much.

    gigoid, the dubious

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