Today, we published the next Brookings Essay, which explores the roots of the crisis in Ukraine and the sentiments of the Ukrainian people. In “My Ukraine,” Chrystia Freeland, a former Ukrainian-based reporter with strong family ties to the country, offers a personal reflection on Ukraine’s dream of independence and the nightmare created by Vladimir Putin.
Today, we’re asking you to tell us what Ukraine means to you. Have your own connection to the country? We want to hear your story. Share a photo or comment on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #MyUkraine. We’ll be retweeting from @BrookingsInst and featuring some of your submissions on the Essay itself.
Read the essay here.
— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) May 8, 2015
[Trump] didn't say one word about Ukraine and he had to be briefed on this stuff. The only person to say that the United States says the annexation of Crimea wasn't legal and disagrees with Russia was the president of Russia. The overall contrast [with Trump's criticisms of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and the EU earlier in the trip] coupled with Trump's inability to say Russia had done anything to contribute to the downturn of US-Russia relations, either way it's scary. Either he forgot there's a problem or he wasn't willing. He would have had no problem listing his grievances against Germany, but against Putin, he's not capable of saying anything.