By Keith Darden – Inattention to Ukraine’s internal demons reflects a dangerous misreading of current events; the struggle between Russia and the West has been a catalyst, but not a cause.
The protagonists in this conflict are subnational regions.
The EU association process, and especially the protests, repression, and revolution that followed, activated very deep and long-standing divisions between them.
Unless Kiev deals with its regions and installs a more legitimate, decentralized government, Ukraine will not be won by the East or the West. It will be torn apart.
Kiev needs to transfer some very substantial powers, including those over education, language, law, and taxation, to the regions. more> http://goo.gl/N0fbWm