Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Communications / Weekly Rundown

RFE/RL Recaps Ukraine's Euromaidan Protests

Euromaidan protester in Lviv, 2Dec2013Euromaidan protester in Lviv, 2Dec2013
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Euromaidan protester in Lviv, 2Dec2013
Euromaidan protester in Lviv, 2Dec2013
After three weeks of protests in Ukraine over Kyiv's rejection of an agreement for closer ties with the EU, a review of the latest developments from RFE/RL's Central Newsroom and Ukrainian Service, Radio Svoboda, which has been streaming live coverage since the unrest unfolded:
 
# WATCH: Europe Desk Editor Brian Whitmore moderates a Google+ Hangout discussion with RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service Director Maryana Drach, Correspondent Natalia Churikova, and Oleh Rybachuk, a Ukrainian politician, activist, and expert on Euro-Atlantic integration.
 
# Whitmore also looks at how Russia’s opposition is expressing solidarity with the protestors in Kyiv -- and what that means for the Kremlin -- in this week's The Power Vertical blog.
 
# Ukraine's economy was already fragile before the country plunged into its latest political crisis. Now, its economic stability only looks worse. Correspondent Charles Recknagel reports.
 
# Police officers have largely vanished from sight in areas of central Kyiv, where the opposition seized several arterial streets as well as the City Council. The mayor’s office is currently operating as a dormitory, walk-in clinic, and headquarters for the opposition. Correspondent Tom Balmforth dropped in on Kyiv's makeshift protest HQ.
 
# Do you know your Maidan from your Moskal? Get the word on the street with this handy glossary of the latest in protest lingo.
 
# IN PHOTOS: Some of the most clever protest signs of the Euromaidan.
 
Follow updates from Ukraine online (in Ukrainian) and via Twitter and Facebook.

-- Karisue Wyson

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