December 3, 2013

Russia's Liberals Are Watching Ukraine

Julia Ioffe, The New Republic

The Associated Press

In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days. Hundreds of thousands of people came out into the streets over the weekend—both in Kiev and elsewhere in Ukraine—to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's last-minute decision to scuttle the signing of a vaguely worded agreement that would have begun to pull Ukraine into the European orbit—and out of Russia's. The police can't clear the streets. The protesters...

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TAGGED: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine


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