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Ukraine fires its top General
The regions are exploding
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James
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Personal account of James Miller, Managing Editor of The Interpreter, a publication on Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. A contributor at Reuters, The Daily Beast, RFE/RL, elsewhere.
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Ukraine's currency plummets
2115 GMT: The main reason for the start of the unrest in Ukraine is not just the desire to be part of the European Union. At a deeper level, the economy of Ukraine has been struggling. Those who joined the Orange Revolution 9 years ago wanted a better life, but it was the economy that was driving anger at the political system. This is why the supporters of EU integration wanted to join the EU – they see EU membership as the route to a stronger economy, and they see a corrupt political system as an obstacle to both a better economy AND EU integration.

 

With all that said, the fact that Ukraine’s currency is plummeting won’t help the prospects of a swift recovery any time soon: