Ukraine: Tragedy of a Nation Divided,

Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former US ambassador to Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union

Interference by the United States and its NATO allies in Ukraine’s civil struggle has exacerbated the crisis within Ukraine, undermined the
possibility of bringing the two easternmost provinces back under Kyiv’s control, and raised the specter of possible conflict between nucleararmed powers. Furthermore, in denying that Russia has a “right” to oppose extension of a hostile military alliance to its national borders, the United States ignores its own history of declaring and enforcing for two centuries a sphere of influence in the Western hemisphere.
The fact is, Ukraine is a state but not yet a nation. In the thirty year of its independence, it has not yet found a leader who can unite its citizens in a shared concept of Ukrainian identity. Yes, Russia has interfered, but it is not Russian interference that created Ukrainian disunity but rather the haphazard way the country was assembled from parts that were not always mutually compatible. Läs artikel