Monday, January 17, 2005

Details of crisis averted in Ukraine  

C.J. Chivers has a great article today fingering the Ukrainian intelligence service as the source of counterpressure against the Interior Ministry's movement to crush the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. (I originally reported some of this back in November; Scott Clark had more details.) The story is fascinating in its depth. I had wondered how Tymoshenko and Yushchenko kept knowing something was afoot -- it appears well-placed people tipped them.