25 Feb 2014
Ukraine is in a state of crisis two days after the country’s democratically elected president was ousted following months of street protests that left at least 82 people dead. On Saturday, Ukraine’s Parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych, a move Yanukovych described as a coup. Ukraine’s new leaders also announced the ousted president was wanted for mass murder of peaceful protesters. Russia condemned the move to oust Yanukovych and recalled its ambassador to Ukraine. Meanwhile, Europe has embraced the new government.
Democracy Now! speaks to Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University and University of Rhode Island professor Nicolai Petro, who is in Odessa, Ukraine.
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Editor's Note: You might also be interested in "Is the U.S. Backing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?" by Max Blumenthal on Alternet.