Wed December 4, 2013
Brutality Against Protesters Deepens Divisions In Ukraine
Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 3:38 am
Thousands of protesters in Ukraine continue to occupy Kiev's Maidan square and to prevent the government from functioning after President Victor Yanukovich refused to allow the country to strengthen trade ties with the European Union. Ukraine is under intense Russian pressure to continue aligning itself with a customs union comprising countries of the former Soviet Union.