Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine. In 2014 we are well past the days when borders can be withdrawn over the heads of democratic leaders
The first bit I put in bold are the fine words "legitimate government" and we have to ask is the government in Kiev legitimate?
Were they elected? Well they were if election means installation by an armed mob but if it means were they elected by citizens via the ballot box - no they are not.
Even worse those deputies (MPs in our parlance, what we in days of yore called representatives)who currently grace the Rada (parliament) have to pass through a cordon of armed thugs to get to work and many have been intimidated into not participating at all. And if the people currently being portrayed as the legitimate government of Ukraine can be considered democratic leaders then I'm a monkey's uncle.
To call a spade a spade, in the name of promoting democracy™ the clowns in the State Department have actually broken it, and Ukraine.
And no flowery teleprompted logic can change that nor put the genie thus unleashed back into the bottle