Ukraine has another problem: Crimea

Crimea is a peninsula 500 miles south of Kiev.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   Feb. 26, 2014 at 5:20 PM

CRIMEA, Ukraine, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The region of Crimea is protesting the recent change in government and Ukraine's closer ties to the EU and breaking of bonds with Russia.

The protesters are demanding that Crimean leaders reject the new Ukrainian government after former president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted. The region has had very close ties with Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union and most of the people there speak Russian as their first language, not Ukrainian.

The new Ukrainian government already has large challenges to face with the threat of a collapsing economy and the escalating tensions with Russia.

[NowThis News]

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