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    Ukraine unrest

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    Violent Protests in Ukraine


    Protests are taking place in Kiev near the maiden square. The protests in Ukraine turned violent after the government started using  water balloons on the protestants as the Protestants were not willing to give up. The protestants are the Crimeans, people who live in the north of Ukraine. Why are the protests going on? They are going on because the Crimean’s want to join Russia, but the Ukrainian government wants to be European Union, and they also rejected a far-reaching accord with Russia. Now, the local government of the North of Ukraine is holding a voting, which will tell the government if the citizens of Ukraine want to be a part of Russia or a part of Ukraine.  Why can’t they join the European union and join hands with Russia? Well, I don’t really know why, maybe because the European union  is saying so. Many deaths have occurred because of the protests. The Russian army is guarding the Ukrainian borders for quite some time now. The Ukrainian prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk visited Barack Obama and asked him to take some actions against Russia as their army has been harassing the Ukrainians for many days. Barack Obama says that the Russians have broken the rules of the European Union by forcing the Ukrainians to merge their country with Russia. Barack Obama has also been talking to the Japanese as well as David Cameroon about this particular issue and has asked them if they could join hands and take action against Russia.

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