Tomas Valasek, Financial Times | September 8, 2008
Ukraine is approaching its third election in two years, a sign of its government's volatility. ++ In response, the EU should put Ukraine on a clear road to accession, an albeit controversial move that is nevertheless in its vital interest. ++ Furthermore, the EU must invest economically in Ukraine, thereby bringing stability and growth to a region that could otherwise fall prey to the divisive Russian strategies seen in South Ossetia. ++ Such a move is not anti-Russian, but rather a necessary step for the EU to secure its eastern border.