The Tragedy of Ukraine

Nicolai N. Petro
2018 Russia in Global Affairs  
As the war in Ukraine enters its fifth year, it remains mired in debt, corruption, and strife. The country seems to be caught up, again, in a vicious cycle that has been repeating itself for decades, if not centuries. Classical Greek tragedy gives us a deeper look at the reasons behind Ukraine's persistent failure to achieve social stability, and to suggest remedies. The tragic cycle can be broken through a compromise in which individual, social and divine aspirations for justice are
more » ... tice are reconciled. As long as Ukrainian leaders seek to achieve justice without compromise, the nation's self-destructive cycle is likely to persist.
doi:10.31278/1810-6374-2018-16-4-52-71 fatcat:aekw473of5eozptftot32yd2zq