Crisis in Ukraine: How It Gathered, Where It's Headed

By Brent Murray and Andrew Langley/QuickTake - 2014-03-06T00:10:04Z

Photograph by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

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Yanukovych Relents

Feb. 21, 2014

Opposition leaders and President Yanukovych sign a peace accord as politicians warn that the bloodshed could boil into the first civil war in Europe since the breakup of Yugoslavia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov calls for cooperation while showing “respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and the authority of the legitimate government.”