December 3, 2013

Only Europe Can Help Ukraine

Ben Judah, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

After nights of chaos, a restless calm reigns in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Black-helmeted riot police face off against protesters behind barricades. The city hall is trashed, occupied by revolutionaries, and the country teeters on the edge of either revolution or martial law.

Regrettably, the only outside power that could guide this  Read Full Article ››

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