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The Ukraine Mess
War of the Oligarchs in Ukraine
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  • Angel Martin

    Professor Tim Snyder has argued that the Maidan revolution was a bourgeois revolution, against the oligarchs and in favour of the EU and the rule of law it represents to Ukrainians. However, with the Russian invasion, Snyder’s argument goes, wartime expediency required Ukraine to get the oligarchs involved. An oligarch was elected president and other oligarchs like Kolomoisky were appointed as Governors of important regions.

    we’re now seeing the downside of that compromise. instead of helping the war effort, the private armies of the oligarchs have become an even greater lawless threat to the Ukrainian state, and the rule of law for Ukraine is further away than ever

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