Friendly Ukraine regime could ease tensions

Freedom New Mexico Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has certified Viktor Yanukovich as the winner of the Feb. 7 presidential election, although his opponent, current prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has promised to challenge the decision in court. This development has concerned some observers who worry abut the possibility of Russian expansionism or aggressiveness in neighboring countries. […]

NATO initiation of Ukraine not worthwhile plan

Freedom New Mexico The cutoff of supplies of natural gas from Russia to Europe through pipelines in Ukraine may have been resolved for the time being with an agreement to deploy international monitors to make sure Ukraine isn’t siphoning off natural gas intended for countries farther west. But this dispute is about more than what […]

Russian gas cutoff shrewd political move

Freedom Newspapers To some people the decision by Russia last week to cut off natural gas to Ukraine for what ended up being 48 hours was simply mysterious. To others it was essentially a commercial transaction, with Russia (or its 51-percent state-owned natural gas monopoly) simply getting more money from the Ukraine. Still others saw […]

Crusader gone; memory of Nazi atrocities remain

Editorial H e was controversial, and he was not always right. Sometimes he displayed an ego as large as the cause he took on. However, Simon Wiesenthal, who died Tuesday in Vienna at the age of 96, probably did more to prevent people from forgetting the Holocaust perpetrated on European Jewry by the Nazi regime […]

Democracy works best when handled locally

Freedom Newspapers The unfolding election drama in Ukraine continues to fascinate Americans. We want to see democracy succeed. But we must insist that Ukraine be allowed to work out its future without U.S. government interference. Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko appears to have handily won Sunday’s vote for prime minister, which was scheduled after last month’s […]

Ukraine election tainted by five missing ballots

Freedom Newspapers I t is hard to tell whether Ukraine is suffering the birth pangs of something resembling genuine democracy or the death throes of any hopes for democratic governance. Both sides in the recent and highly contested presidential election will need to be careful to avoid having the outcome decided by bullets rather than […]