Ukraine: Six Years After the Maidan

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo: Brendan Hoffman — Getty Images

Written by Steven Pifer, a William J. Perry Fellow at FSI’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and Europe Center.

February 21 marks the sixth anniversary of the end of Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution. Three months of largely peaceful protests concluded in a spasm of deadly violence. President Victor Yanukovych fled Kyiv and later Ukraine, prompting the Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) to appoint…

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