All in all a good political move by Yanukovych; hopefully the moderates will see through it.

    Meanwhile, Tyahnybok, the leader of the nationalist Svoboda (“Freedom”) party, was left out. Rather than enabling Klitschko and Yatsenyuk to distance themselves from the far-right leader, the deal would have allowed Tyahnybok to proclaim himself as the only opposition leader still loyal to the protesters. Extreme right-wing views are restricted to a minority of protesters. Yet the departure of moderate politicians such as Klitschko and Yatsenyuk could make it easier for Tyahnybok and even more radical forces, such as Pravyy Sektor ("Right Sector"), a loose alliance of nationalist organizations that gained prominence during the clashes last week, to try to dominate the protests.

posted by flagamuffin: 1934 days ago