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Ukraine: One Family's Dramatic Year

It’s been a tumultuous year for Halyna Trofanyuk. At the beginning of the year she traveled from her small village in western Ukraine to brave freezing conditions and brutal security forces at the protests in Kyiv. It was a decision that brought her to the very center of Ukraine’s political drama, but which also had far-reaching consequences for her personal life: a relationship won and lost, a grandson conceived on the Maidan. But what future will the baby have? Halyna is not optimistic – and now says she’s sometimes ashamed to have joined the protests. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)