Americans should know what is happening in Ukraine right now. Joel Rosenberg provides some excellent analysis.
Please view and share these videos as well. Ukrainians are crying out for freedom and democracy.
Kiev is on fire as the battle between pro-Putin forces and anti-Putin rebels intensifies.
Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych (left) and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
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(Washington, D.C.) — While Vladimir Putin stage-manages a dazzling Olympic extravaganza in Sochi, a deadly backlash against the Russian Czar has broken out in neighboring Ukraine.
Kiev is on fire. Dozens are dead. Hundreds are wounded. The country is on the verge of all-out civil war. And there appears to be no end in sight.
On one side is Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and his pro-Putin government.
Last fall, Yanukovich abruptly rejected a trade agreement that would have strengthened ties between the former Soviet republic and the European Union. Instead, Yanukovich lurched in the other direction, choosing closer ties to the Kremlin, a decision sealed by a $15 billion package of loan guarantees and discounts on natural gas purchases that Putin offered…
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