Edward Johnson

The Power Struggle Behind Ukraine's Bloody Turn

Don't blame Russia. It was a battle among ruling elites.

As the protests in Ukraine descended into violence earlier this week, a blame game began among foreign leaders. Russia pointed fingers at the protesters for attempting a "coup," and said many western countries "are also to blame." President Barack Obama, meanwhile, said he holds the Ukrainian government "primarily responsible," while also condemning Russia's influence there and in Syria.

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