George Soros has made quite a few passionate pleas for international support for the future of Ukraine. Since Ukraine began its massive reformation in 2014, a new country with the potential for stable economic growth and more mainstream political parties has evolved. Although George Soros Ukraine concedes that the European Union (EU) is currently dealing with a multitude of political and economic crises, including Greece’s debt and the migration situation, he reminds us that supporting Ukraine should remain a top priority for the EU.
In a period of relative uncertainty with Ukraine still licking its wounds from fending off Russian forces, Soros sees reason for hope in Ukraine’s situation. He urges leaders of the EU to consider Ukraine as an agent for unification among EU member countries. At a time when support for European unification has been waning, the need for collective support of Ukraine’s independence and prosperity could be a welcome opportunity to show how effective the EU could be when the member countries work together.
George Soros Ukraine calls attention to one of the primary reasons to support independence and stability for Ukraine, which involves keeping Russian aggression in check, especially while Putin is still in power. According to Soros, there is absolutely no debate that Russia must be watched closely. The best way to prevent Russia from overstepping its bounds against sovereign nations in the EU is to make sure that its neighbors are able to take a stand against Russian aggression. In short, Soros’ view is that a strong Ukraine will inevitably lead to a stronger Europe.
In addition to making sure that Ukraine is able to physically defend itself from Russia, Soros is adamant that European countries should be providing enough financial support so that Ukraine can continue its political and economic reforms. As the country continues to move away from its corrupt and bureaucratic systems, Soros says that the EU should make funds available so that Ukraine is able to stand as a beacon of democracy in that region of the world. Soros’ theory is that if the Ukrainian people are able to enjoy and stand behind widespread democratic reform, then perhaps the same types of policies will catch on in Russia. Given the proximity of Ukraine and Russia, it follows that a democratic reform in Ukraine could spill right over into Russia. This could be one of the biggest steps forward in keeping Putin in check for the rest of the world. Soros implores the EU to consider the long list of benefits that could come from political and economic stability in that area of the world. Surely, according to Soros, the price tag on that is worth more than the few billions that the EU has provided thus far in financial support to Ukraine.
In using his international experience and prominent position to plead for assistance for Ukraine, Soros once again demonstrates his commitment to seeing democracy and freedom spread throughout the world. He hopes that his words of wisdom do not fall on deaf ears of European leaders.
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