Thousands protest in London on 16 March against the
Russian invasion of Crimea. Photo: Clare Dimyon
This comment was written on 3 March, before the Russian invasion of Crimea changed the dynamics of the Ukrainian crisis.
Dramatic words or violent acts were not how the Ukrainian people ousted an authoritarian leader and his cronies. Civil resistance shredded the legitimacy of a repressive and corrupt government. The nonviolent movement dissolved…