At The Economist:Keeping hope alive, a comment by Political Reporter

Keeping hope alive? According to a report at Reuters Ukrainians in the year 2015 experienced an inflation rate of 44%! Up 24.9 % from 2014!
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-centralbank-inflation-idUSKBN0UC0PR20151229

‘Ukraine’s central bank governor said on Wednesday that inflation this year had hit 44 percent, up from 24.9 percent in 2014.
Valeriia Hontareva also said that foreign exchange reserves had remained roughly stable at $13.3 billion from $13.1 billion as of Dec. 1 and reiterated that the bank planned to gradually remove currency curbs.’

Or this Gallup poll, shared at Global Research, however  uncongenial the source to the Economist readership. And worthy of quotation:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/gallup-ukrainians-loathe-the-kiev-government-imposed-by-obama/5497679

‘On December 23rd, Gallup headlines “Ukrainians Disillusioned With Leadership,” and reports that “nearly nine in 10 Ukrainians (88%) say corruption is widespread in their government, and about eight in 10 (81%) see the same widespread problem in their country’s businesses.” 8% of Ukrainians now say they “have confidence … about the national government.” 17% approve of the job-performance of their President, Petro Poroshenko. While the pre-coup President, Viktor Yanukovych, was in office, 2010-2014, that figure had been averaging about 23%, and was never as low as Poroshenko’s is now.

Gallup reports, “fewer Ukrainians now say their leadership is taking them in the right direction than before the revolution,” but that statement calling this coup a ‘revolution’ embodies the propaganda-lie of one of Gallup’s main clients, the U.S. government itself, which calls the U.S. coup in Ukraine in February 2014 a “revolution,” when every honest and knowledgeable person now knows that this U.S. government claim — that it had helped install democracy instead of having ended it in Ukraine on 20 February 2014 — to have been a lie. Even the founder of the “private CIA” firm Stratfor has called the overthrow of Yanukovych “the most blatant coup in history.” It had been that because it was the first coup to be videoed by numerous people from many different angles with their cellphones and by TV cameras, uploaded to the Web by even anti-Yanukovych countries such as the UK’s BBC; and those videos, the best compilation of which is here, make clear that this was, indeed, a coup d’etat, no authentic revolution at all, such as the U.S. government claims.’

‘…rooted in European Christian civilisation…’ or  more likely rooted in an utterly bankrupt Neo-Liberalism, politically allied to US/EU/NATO political adventurism ?

Political Reporter

http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21684765-why-struggle-ukraine-key-europes-future-keeping-hope-alive

 

 

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.
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