Maidan not Represented by Ukrainian Government, Says Foreign Relations Expert

Demonstrations in Ukraine (AP/Scanpix)
2/28/2014 4:05 PM
Category: Politics

In addition to a new president, Ukraine also needs a new parliament and constitution, says Kadri Liik, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, who was stationed in Moscow as a journalist for six years.

She told ETV on Thursday evening that the situation in the Crimea is very serious as even if a peaceful outcome with the locals is reached, Russia's behavior in the region remains unpredictable.

The burning question for Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the interim prime minister, is the empty state coffers, Liik said. She added that there is a lot of international will to help the nation, but it remains to be seen which conditions this help will come with.

She said she can not imagine how Ukraine will continue with the old parliament, as the current MPs do not represent the forces who were fighting on the Maidan.


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