The recent opinion piece “Why the West loves Poroshenko again” (March 8) is disappointingly one-sided. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is not the “last hope” for Ukraine’s future. If other candidates win, the country will not necessarily fall prey to the influence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
If Poroshenko — who projects himself as the only leader who can stand up to Russia — wins, Ukraine’s problems will not go away. The level of public — not to mention foreign — mistrust of Poroshenko and discontent with his presidency is too high.
His campaign’s appeals to patriotism will only deepen social, political and …read more
Source: European Voice