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Advocate Maria Published in Forbes on Ukraine Rebellion

Advocate Maria Semykoz was published in Forbes about what Western governments can do to facilitate peace in Ukraine.

The past week has been the most tragic one yet in Ukraine’s post-independence history. Viktor Yanukovych’s regime has unleashed police, special forces, and thugs to torture, murder, and harasses suspected anti-government protesters and their supporters, along with journalists and medical personnel.

With four activists shot by the special forces, one tortured to death by unknown regime supporters, and hundreds beaten up and humiliated, it is truly hard to believe this is happening in the very center of Europe. It is especially hard to believe, given that until recently, Ukraine was considered the most free among the non-Baltic former Soviet republics.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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