February 16, 2014

Why Ukraine? Take a Look at Its Neighbors

Dmitri Oreshkin, Worldcrunch

The Associated Press

To understand the Maidan protesters in Kiev, just go to Prague, Warsaw and beyond. While other post-Soviet bloc economies have emerged, Ukrainians know too well that their leaders have failed them.

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TAGGED: Europe, Poland, Ukraine, Prussia, Prague


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