Splintering Ukraine needs a Marshall Plan

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych is now a fugitive – missing since fleeing Kiev, the capital, on Friday. Oleksandr Turchynov, a close ally of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and a key player in the protests that overthrew Yanukovych, has been named interim president.

The big question “now haunting” the West and Ukraine is how far the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will go to keep the splintering nation within his own sphere of influence, says The Sunday Times. Russian troops neighbouring the country have been put on high alert.

Meanwhile, the Russian-speaking people of Crimea in southern Ukraine are “clamouring for [...]

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