The U.S. is stalling on the approval of IMF reforms that could have huge implications for Ukraine, adding tension to the ongoing East vs. West battle over Kiev.
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.
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