Tense Stand Off…
Protests began over a crisis that started in November, when President (at the time) Viktor Yanukovych reversed a decision to sign a trade deal with the European Union and instead turned toward Russia.
Ukraine has long been divided between historic loyalties to Europe and its eastern neighbor.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. ~ Matthew 24:6