Poroshenko Let Us Think of Ukraine Again (Al Jazeera America)


In an Al Jazeera America opinion piece, Assistant Professor of German Yuliya Komska writes about witnessing the September 18 address to the U.S. Congress by Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko.

“His speech contained the expected plea for more armed support beyond ‘blankets and night-vision goggles,’ reaffirmation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and condemnation of Russia’s ‘terrorist’ activities along Ukraine’s eastern border — including the downing of Flight MH17,” writes Komska. “But Ukraine’s leader also appealed straight to America’s brand labels: Freedom, democracy and the rule of law loomed large in the text, written and read in English, at times soft spoken to the point of inaudibility.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 9/19/14 by Al Jazeera America.

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