Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the Europe At Large column.
PARIS — The sight of hundreds of thousands of Belarusian citizens demonstrating peacefully for an end to dictatorship and election-rigging is a welcome and hopeful one for democrats across Europe and throughout the West.
Yet the mass movement in Minsk also raises the risk of a re-run of events triggered by previous pro-democracy upheavals in Ukraine and Georgia. Both uprisings were followed by Russian military intervention and the creation of “frozen conflicts” through which Moscow exerts pressure on the former Soviet republics that dwell uneasily in the “gray zone” …read more
Source:: European Voice