The country’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is running to be president, but Ukraine’s allies worry she may endanger the country’s only plan for peace.
- Ian Bateson
- The Atlantic
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine—Yulia Tymoshenko is nothing if not a crowd-pleaser.
Running to be Ukraine’s next president, she has promised to triple pension payouts and halve heating-fuel charges; pushed to impeach the incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, weeks before the presidential election; and said that immediately after being elected, she will close the country’s airports to stop corrupt officials from fleeing.
In many ways, these policies signify the…