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'Ukraine is in Revolutionary Situation'

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The Ukrainian crisis didn’t appear to be bloodless, but the situation hasn’t gone that far to ruin the country. The head of state seems to be more agreeable from day to day, taking into consideration opposition’s requirements, but still the world is concerned with the situation and has been trying to offer its mediation to the crisis. The Voice of Russia talked to Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, author of the article "Why Does Ukraine Seem So Much Like Syria?".

In his article Daniel McAdams says that Ukraine resembles Syria, not only from the point of violence outburst, but also as a reflection of the impact of world powers in the conflicts, especially that of the US.

Bashar Assad resisted for three years, Mr Yanukovich seems to be more agreeable so far. How do you think Yanukovich will act in the future?

I don’t think he will have much opportunity to act at all. I think his days as president are numbered. You see in Ukraine what I think you could call Orange Revolution part 2. The first Orange Revolution in 2004 only changed the government and as we know it was easily changed back when the people had the opportunity to exercise their vote again. So, what they needed was a real revolution to change the entire system rather than the government and that is what I think you see on the ground, that is what you see in writing today.
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