May 5, 2014

East Ukraine Beginning to Feel Like the Balkans

Matt Fisher, National Post

The Associated Press

People across the east, and now in the southern port city of Odessa, where 46 people died in a fiery brawl on Friday, live in mortal fear that serious trouble might explode around them at any moment. Or that they might find Russian “peacekeepers” camped out in their front yards one morning.

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