DECONSTRUCTING THE NEWS: A detailed look at the history that led to Ukraine's massive protests and what is at stake. Russia wants Ukraine to join its own separate Union called the 'Euraisan Union' and... more 
DECONSTRUCTING THE NEWS: A detailed look at the history that led to Ukraine's massive protests and what is at stake. Russia wants Ukraine to join its own separate Union called the 'Euraisan Union' and is being helped by a pro-Russian Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych. Many of Ukraine's Central and Western residents see an alignment with Europe and the European Union would be more financially stable going forward. Demonstrations are a reaction to Yanukovych turning down a free trade agreement from the EU that would have opened up Europe's 500M population to Ukrainian goods, potentially helping increase its GDP and paving a way for potential EU membership. less 
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