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Wed, Feb 19, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Violence Grows in Ukraine


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A young anti-government protester takes part in clashes with police in Kiev on February 18, 2014.
ANDREW KRAVCHENKO/AFP/Getty Images
A young anti-government protester takes part in clashes with police in Kiev on February 18, 2014.

Clashes in Kiev on Tuesday left at least 25 people dead as police set fire to the city's main protest camp. Demonstrations began in November when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected an economic deal with the European Union to maintain stronger ties with Russia. We'll discuss the latest crisis, and talk about the road ahead for Ukraine, formerly the second-largest republic in the Soviet Union.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Alexander Motyl, professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark
  • Hellmuth Tromm, editor for Bloomberg News in Eastern Europe
  • Roman Shportko, organizer of Euro MaydanSF
  • Serhii Plokhii, director of the Ukrainian Research Institute
  • Steve Pifer, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, former ambassador to Ukraine and former senior director at the National Security Council in the Clinton administration

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