Yanukovych needs to keep Ukraine on democratic path
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych must have returned to Kyiv a happy man. His visit to Washington is viewed by both American and Ukrainian officials as a success. Yanukovych even got praise from the editorial pages of the Washington Post - "A star at Obama's nuclear summit," was the title of the piece by Jackson Diehl -- for his announcement that Ukraine would abandon its stockpile of highly enriched uranium. Indeed, this announcement offered Obama the first concrete deliverable he could point to as some 40-plus leaders gathered in Washington for the nuclear security summit. That was smart politics on the Ukrainian side.
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