A friend from Odesa has forwarded me this link to a piece on the election in Ukraine in the Spectator (Western Aggression, by John Laughland). Laughland is a trustee of the British Helsinki Human Rights Group, an organization that has been observing the first round of the election.
This is the letter to the editor I've just sent regarding Laughland's piece:
This is a ridiculously superficial and uninformed take on the situation in Ukraine, and a one-sided, prejudiced view on the country's politics.
However, judging by Mr. Laughland's Sept. 8 piece in The Guardian, The Chechens' American Friends, he is being fully consistent in making the impression that Boris Berezovsky has failed to bribe him enough and Vladimir Putin has succeeded.
The Guardian story I'm referring to is here.