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Ukrainian Life on Hold as Fight for Europe Grips Kiev

For much of the past three weeks, Sergei Veklenko hasn’t given much thought to his clients or the 150 employees of his office supply company. Instead, he’s been out on the frozen streets of Kiev -- protesting to help bring about what he sees as a better future for Ukraine.

“Of course I’m sacrificing some of my business interests by being here,” he said at Kiev’s City Hall, where demonstrators sheltered as the temperature hit an overnight low of minus 12 degrees Celsius (10 Fahrenheit). “But any investment is a risk. This is one big and very powerful investment in the future.”