February 26, 2014

The Forces Ruling Kiev Right Now

Dan Peleschuk, Global Post

The Associated Press

Men respect them, women feed them, and all the young ladies want their photos taken with them. They’re Kyiv’s masked and armored “self-defense” forces, and they’re the most popular authority around town.

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