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Ukraine & World History

The Catholic Eye

What is happening in Ukraine is shaping the direction of world history because if Putin’s Russia is thwarted in its desire to once again control Ukraine, its plan for a reemergence of the Soviet empire will suffer, perhaps fatally.

An excerpt from an updated report from George Weigel.

During the mid afternoon of January 29, reports from Kiev indicated that an impasse had been reached on the burning question of an amnesty for Maidan civil-reform protesters who had been arrested throughout Ukraine. Earlier in the day, it seemed that more than 50 members of President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions in parliament had been peeled away from their caucus and were prepared to support, against the president’s wishes, an unconditional amnesty that would leave the Maidan protests intact by not compelling protesters to leave the government buildings they had occupied not only in Kiev but, in recent days, all over…

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