23 Dec 2021
Since its independence, Ukraine has been concerned with performing a balancing act between East and West. That changed with 2014's pro-Western revolution, which ushered in a policy of "decommunisation": condemning Soviet leaders for their crimes and removing all monuments to them. These measures have been wildly popular with some but less so with others, especially in Eastern regions that suffered from the capitalist transition. Gulliver Cragg reports from the Donbass.