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Ukraine at crossroads five years after 'revolution of dignity'

Ukraine at crossroads five years after 'revolution of dignity'
Saturday 23
2:40 2019

Kiev, Ukraine - Five years ago Friday, Ukraine's parliament voted to remove pro-Russian President Victor Yanukovich from his post days after his forces killed more than 100 protesters and wounded hundreds more. This was the focal point of the "revolution of dignity", months-long protests on Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, that did not disperse despite gunfire from snipers and special forces dispatched by Yanukovich. The deposed president fled to Russia, while the Kremlin decided to fish in the muddy waters of the post-revolution chaos. It annexed Crimea and backed a separatist uprising in Ukraine's southeast that became Europe's hottest ...

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Summary: The Maidan protests shook Russian influence in Ukraine, but many feel the promises of the revolution are unfulfilled.

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