Co-authored by Ambassadors to Ukraine John E. Herbst, William Green Miller (Kennan Institue Senior Policy Scholar) , Steven K. Pifer and William B. Taylor Jr.

Washington — Ukraine is on the verge of spinning out of control. A pro-European protest that began more than two months ago in Kiev’s central square has flared into broad, angry opposition to the authoritarian policies of President Viktor F. Yanukovych. If the United States and European Union wish to encourage a peaceful resolution, they must use their leverage now. Otherwise the situation could degenerate further, to the point where the West will be no more than a spectator... Read more at The New York Times.