Ukraine Independence Square Has Look and Drama of Les Miserables

Ukraine Independence Square Has Look and Drama of Les Miserables

Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, has erupted again into dramatic clashes between protesters and police, and looks increasingly like the something from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Three months ago, disgruntled protesters gathered in the town square to protest unfair economic conditions. Huddled together in tents on the city square, they sang songs. It was “the […]

Ukraine Violence Escalates Russia Extends Aid and Germany Hosts Opposition

Ukraine Violence Escalates Russia Extends Aid and Germany Hosts Opposition

Violence escalated in the Ukraine again today as Russia made a loan offer to the embattled state, intending to prop up the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. Germany also stepped to the forefront of the crisis, hosting a meeting with several key members of the Ukrainian opposition. The number of casualties thus far remains uncertain […]

Ukraine President Yanukovych Buying Friends

Ukraine President Yanukovych Buying Friends

Ukraine president Victor Yanukovych is apparently becoming so unpopular, that he is being accused of having to literally buy his friends. According to critics, he pays for people to counter-demonstrate on his behalf. Some unemployed people, such as Sergey Meleshko, have accepted the offer out of desperation. Along with others, he reports that he gets […]

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