Monday, January 17, 2005

Ukraine: "the administration learned that it did not have sole influence over the last guarantor of power: the men with the guns."

Fascinating blow-by-blow account in the NY Times of the role of the SBU (successor to the Soviet-era KGB) in Ukraine's "Orange Revolution". This is far from being my area of expertise, but it casts an interesting new light on the events of last November. Specifically it accounts for a crucial factor in any successful revolution, support (whether tacit or active) of at least an element of the military and security services.

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Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Good find - ta. I hadn't heard any more about those rumours in a while and was wondering if anything else would come out about it.

For those who are interested, here is the post from during the "Orange Revolution" which summarised most of the rumours about foreign troops.

1/17/2005 10:04:00 am  

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