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Briefing and Opinion
December 3, 2004

Crisis in Ukraine
Supporters of Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko shout slogans during rally in central Kiev. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Supporters of Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko shout slogans during a rally in central Kiev. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Over the past two weeks, extraordinary events and extraordinary pictures in Ukraine -- hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, taking to the streets of Kiev and seen on television throughout the world. They were protesting what was clearly a crooked election, rigged to support the candidate backed by Russia. It was even said to include the poisoning of the opposition candidate.
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