The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution
by Marci Shore
Near Abroad: Putin, the West, and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus
by Gerard Toal
Four years after the flight from Kiev of Petro Poroshenko’s predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, who was forced out by months of protests that paralyzed the capital, many Ukrainians are disillusioned with their leaders and the political class in general, demoralized by the weak economy, worried about the frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine, and frustrated by the president’s failure to address the systemic corruption that permeates all aspects of life.