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Ukraine’s real problem, in four graphs

Ukraine’s real problem, in four graphs

June 8, 2014

Marcela Escobari for the Boston Globe

WHICH WAY will Ukraine turn? With Russia’s recent military aggression taking so much of the spotlight, it’s easy to forget that Ukraine’s political unrest this year began with domestic protests over a question key to the future of its 45 million people: whether to tie their fortunes more closely to Russia, or to Western Europe.

As a former Soviet republic with many Russian speakers,...

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