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Revolution in Ukraine

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Freedom Square), Kiev, Ukraine. 28-Dec-2010.
Photos courtesy of Standard News Fotos

Kiev — Following months of protests, Ukraine’s democratically-elected President, Victor Yanukovych, was removed from office by armed militants. President Yanukovych has fled to Russia . He calls the revolution a coup.

This long 41 minute video shows the fighting in Maiden in Kiev.
Революцiя Україна Київ Контратака Майдану вул.Інстит

This video shows what looks to be uniformed riot police shooting at rioters from a grassy knoll.


Snipers in Kiev

Other commentary:

A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup from Democracy Now.

A Coup or a Revolution? Ukraine Seeks Arrest of Ousted President Following Deadly Street Protests from Democracy Now.

Who Were Snipers In Kiev Massacre?

Update March 5, 2014:
Here is a timeline of events in Ukraine from BBC: Ukraine crisis timeline

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