Transatlantic Relations Program Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky is quoted in the New York Times on the decision of Ukrainian opposition leaders to reject a power-sharing agreement put forth by President Yanukovych:
Adrian Karatnycky, an expert on Ukraine at the Atlantic Council of the United States, a research group, said that the opposition leaders would almost certainly want guarantees of changes to the Constitution before agreeing to any deal.
“This is a first offer from Yanukovych, a sign he has blinked,” Mr. Karatnycky said. “The concessions Yanukovych has made are signs that his base wants to sue for peace. But the offer is not enough, as there is no trust in him.”