Things are far from rosy for Kiev
Earlier today we wrote — with a large dollop of schadenfreude — about Poroshenko's desperate and probably final attempt to keep his throne: Running to the Hague with evidence of Russian "terrorism".
The laundry list of woes facing Ukraine is extensive. But its most recent problems stem from the ongoing ultra-nationalist blockade of Donbass.
Being the sad pork chop that he is, Poroshenko has allowed the illegal blockade to continue, resulting in a nationwide energy crisis and untold millions in lost tax revenues.
Meanwhile, the Donbass republics have declared open war on the oligarchs, even the "friendly" ones, which basically means that the Golden Rule in Ukraine, "Thou Shall Not Harm Oligarchs", just went straight out the window.
In other news, Washington seems less and less interested in funding Kiev's war against the people of Donbass.
Things are not looking up for Poroshenko — or his "Revolution of Dignity".
According to the leader of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, if Kiev doesn't reverse course, Ukraine will "cease to exist" in 60 days:
Every day there is another nail in the coffin of the country formerly known as Ukraine. In a maximum of 60 days, the state won't exist anymore.
This is a terrific news report that really lays out in detail what Kiev is up against:
The report includes claims by a Rada deputy that Poroshenko recently sent two planes full of money and valuables to Spain as "diplomatic cargo".
Ukraine is obviously suffering. But is it really this close to total collapse?
It could be 60 days — or six months. But the political and economic situation in Ukraine is not sustainable.
Give us your take in the comments.
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