In Zelenskiy pulling a Yanukovych? The former Ukrainian president swore on a stack of Bibles that he would take Ukraine to Europe. Then he flew to Moscow, told the Kremlin he would join Moscow’s economic union, and took out a $3 billion personal loan.
Five years later, Zelenskiy campaigned as a free market libertarian. But, since March, he has fired virtually every Western-oriented reformer and replaced him with a second string loyalist. Yesterday, the director of European bank office here, buttonholed me on Kreschatyk to complain bitterly about the abrupt departure of the central bank governor. The European said gloomily: “I regret signing up for one more year here.”