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Dark Echoes From the Past: 10 Years Since Ukraine’s Maidan Coup

The events that rocked Kiev between 2013 and 2014 not only resulted in a coup and brought regime change to the country, but became the catalyst for today's geopolitical crisis engulfing the world.
In late 2013, then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich announced his decision to postpone the signing of his country’s Association Agreement with the EU over unfavorable terms.
This sparked riots, which kicked off on November 21, 2013, when up to 2,000 protesters gathered in Kiev's central square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).
Yanukovich was finally ousted in February 2014 following deadly clashes in Kiev. The events led to a civil war in Ukraine, with the newly self-appointed authorities launching an "anti-terror operation" against pro-Russian supporters of Donbass independence in the country’s east, sending troops and paramilitary neo-Nazi forces to attack Donetsk and Lugansk.
Check out Sputnik’s infographic to learn more.
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