The Iron Fist and the Orange Revolution
There’s a fascinating and moving article in the New York Times about how elements of Ukranian intelligence aided Yushchenko in his bid to overturn the first, fraudulent election:
Whether the collaboration was a convergence of political aims, or a pragmatic understanding by the siloviki that Mr. Yushchenko’s prospects were rising, is subject to dispute. Yulia Tymoshenko, another of Mr. Yushchenko’s closest allies, said many S.B.U. officials, including General Smeshko, merely hedged their bets. “This was a very complicated game,” she said.