On Nov. 21, 2013, protesters gathered in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. There had been many protests against the government there over the years, but this one quickly filled the square Within days, it became a bloody confrontation, and it eventually led to the flight of President Viktor Yanukovych to Russia for assistance. An interim
To the world, the Russian occupation of Crimea is a geopolitical and military problem. To the people of Ukraine and all of Europe it is about something even more fundamental.