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Victor Pinchuk: Ukraine’s leaders must be as mature as its citizens

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Feb. 25, 2014, 9:54 p.m. | Op-ed — by Victor Pinchuk

Clashes between police and protesters turned deadly on Jan. 22 and again from Feb. 18-20 in the EuroMaidan demonstrations that started on Nov. 21. Nearly 100 people, mostly protesters, have been killed as demonstrators ousted Viktor Yanukovych from power on Feb. 22.
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Victor Pinchuk

Victor Pinchuk

Ukraine’s citizens are heroes. They have stunned and impressed the world by standing up to repression and violence, putting their lives on the line in the process. There have been many dead; just a few days ago it seemed as though there may be many more. But thanks to the bravery of its people and the support of international partnersUkraine was able to step back from disaster. We have seen a people’s revolution, not a revolution of the politicians.

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