As the child of a man born and raised in the Ukraine, this area of the world has always been important to me as a person. The people of the Ukraine suffered terribly during WWII and under the communist regime. There was tremendous hope once communism ended for the emergence of a democratic Ukrainian nation. Alas, that dream is no more. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is currently in jail on trumped up charges that made no sense. The world press almost universally condemned the trial as a farce and sentencing a former leader to seven years in jail for carrying out the law makes no sense.
If that was not bad enough, Tymoshenko’s husband was also threatened with jail and fled to the Czech embassy where he was granted asylum. It would be wonderful if the Ukraine finally had a democratic government led by democratically minded leaders