LVIV // UKRAINE // REVOLUTION

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Blockade of the building supplies store "Epicenter" in Lviv (Lemberg) during the Revolution in Ukraine. Protests against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych were sparked on 21 November 2013 by the Ukrainian government's decision to suspend preparations for the signing of an association agreement with the European Union that would have increased trade with the EU. Some believe that the U-turn came about as a result of pressure from President Putin of Russia who wants Ukraine to join a customs union with itself, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Russia offered 15 billion dollars of soft loans and reduced price gas to Ukraine at the same time as discussions with the EU were taking place. Commissioned by "Der Spiegel" in February 2014.
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