December 16, 2013

Ukraine Is the New Georgia

Max Seddon, BuzzFeed

The Associated Press

The massive protests against President Viktor Yanukovych in Kiev have made Ukraine a battleground between Russia, which wants to retain its economic dominance over it, and U.S. and European politicians who see it as the latest showcase for Western democratic ideals.

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