Tymoshenko Ousted in Ukraine…in London later this month…
Helsinki-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been ousted in a no confidence vote in Kyiv today.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych must now form his “own coalition within 30 days and a government within 60, or face a snap parliamentary election.”
Ironically, it may be the party of Yanukovych’s rival in the 2004 Orange Revolution and former president Viktor Yushchenko that gives him the coalition necessary to form a new government.
I’ll be in London the 24-31 March meeting editors and discussing story ideas. One of which will be continuing my work in Crimea, a region that will only continue to get more and more interesting.
Yanukovych may prove to stabilize Ukraine and offer the country a more balanced relationship between Russia and the West. His ties to ethnic Russian parties in Crimea are already being questioned however. Some of these political parties and organizations may see his election as their opportunity to further their relations with Moscow, something that nationalist Ukrainian organizations will certainly take issue with.