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Understanding Ukraine's Crisis

Mar. 7, 2014

After more than three months of popular protests, Ukraine's president has fled to Russia and a new government has taken over.  The departure of the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, has fueled growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, as well as the recent incursion of Russian troops into the Crimea. (See map below for location of the Crimean peninsula)

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BBC News has prepared a helpful timeline to understand how Ukraine has been brought to the brink.  Read more