Ukraine Crisis

By: Sam Marshall

How did the unrest begin?

The new president came in with strong ties to Russia and is shuning any European Union rules and leaning to Russia for help

President Yanukovych

President Yanukovych was elected in 2004 after being the prime minister. He has fled to the east near Russia because his ties with Russia are much stronger then his ties to the European Union

The protesters

The groups can be separated into Ukrainian Nationalists, European Union Supporters, and Right Wing National Socialists

Why did the unrest escalate in the past two weeks

The pro Russian people have declared independence in Ukraine

How does Russia and the West play a role in this?

They are both pulling Ukraine in different directions and splitting them apart.

How do you think this will play out?

I think it will end up pulling Ukraine in both directions and Ukraine will be no more and the country will split into Russia and into the country to the west.
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