Ukraine changing sides...

If we leave aside Russia the second largest country in Europe turns out to be Ukraine. Previously past of the Soviet Union and a huge amount of coastline running along the rich Black Sea Ukraine has been part of much recent tussle between the Kremlin and the White House governments. Owing its positioning in the East Europe and centralised locations America has long sought interest in making its inclination towards the West.

Following the growing threats of Russian government on countries like Georgia whose fraternity America seeks to control as part of its game plan to control the reserves in the Black Sea, Ukraine was supposed to be the next biggest crown in its jewels.

Till late 2004 however the Ukrainians government was not so much open to West however with the corrupt practices of the government out in the open and a revolution that took place in 2004-2005 in Ukraine which followed the dethroning of its the then leader and reinstatement of Princess Yulia Tymoshenko as the prime minister, the era began with the inclination of Ukraine with the west.

The revolution came to be known as the orange revolution and Yulia Tymoshenko who came out as the winner ruled.

However with the recent elections that took place Orange revolutionary winner Yulia’s government has come under the clouds and triggered lot of unrest in East Europe and the Caucasus.

Previously under the many government foreign policies of Ukraine there were one in which it was thinking over a decision to join NATO and side up with America with a military bonding even though being strategically in the lap of Russia. Added to that there was another possibility of a pipeline construction that would bypass Russia and connect the reserves of the Black Sea to countries other than Russia.

Ukraine was definitely a giant threat to Russia strategically placed. It shared the life culture with the Russians but the American advance has left no stone unturned to keep it on their side. Recent Russian Georgian war and the problems in countries like Moldova where its division became the foreground of American Russian miniature cold war or the closing around of Armenia as Albania and Turkey went hostile to it due to American intervention has made East Europe the new playground of another kind of Cold War.

The Yulia government however turned out to be a disaster as nothing substantial could come out of the Ukrainian government.

The government had not been effectively able to provide any basic standard to the people rather became heavily popularised due to affinity to the western world and in light of denunciation of ethnic groups by France and Italy by banning minarets and the costly futile Iraq war has raised lot of discomfort in the Ukrainians against America.

Recent elections thus changed the story. For one they have reinstated the Kremlin belief in the Ukrainians and Viktor Yanukovich, the villain of the 2004 orange revolution, with a lead of more than 3% over Yulia Tymoshenko, the prime minister and the princess of the orange drama. He had mustered 49% of the votes against her 45.5% and has won the elections.

The grand victory is going to see lot of geopolitical shift in the regions around the old Soviet countries. This sudden shift from the white house to the Moscow of the Ukrainian people shows how much they needed the change. Most of the people who have voted to bring the Yulia government down were the Easters Russian speaking members who still have faith in Russia as a partner rather than being entwined in a war mongering America.

The elections have been fair and square and showed how much the people share their affinity to the Russian government and how much belief they have on democracy even though having a history of rigid communism.

The end is more or less clear. Similar to Venezuela or Yemen who are turning hostile to America one by one owing to the natural reserves which America has been eying since ages even the Black Sea seems to be lost by it.

Turkey has also turned hostile due to its Muslim population discontent and with the back out of Ukraine much of its coast line may be lost.


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