Paul R. Gregory's writings on Russia, the world economy, and other matters that he finds of interest.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Putin's provocations are met with ridicule in Ukraine
The Western world and Ukraine have had reservations concerning the election of a young, political novice with popular appeal based upon a career in show business. Zelensky’s handling of his first foreign policy challenge suggests a velvet-gloved Donald Trump willing to fight back but with a smile on his face and with carefully chosen words. Zelensky is off to a good start, but we have to recognize that he is not playing with a deck of strong cards.