The West cheered the Ukraine uprising—until nothing changed
International aid groups grow impatient with the government “Ukraine is the same kleptocracy as it was before”
Two years have passed since a popular uprising in Kiev toppled a Russiabacked regime in Ukraine. The glory of that people power moment has faded, and Western supporters are losing patience with the government as corruption hampers efforts to jumpstart the economy. The gross domestic product of the war-plagued country contracted 10.5 percent in 2015.