Ukraine Skier Bogdana Matsotska Set to Quit Sochi Winter Olympics Amid Violence
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The protests trace their origins back to a decision by Ukraine's president, ViktorYanukovych, to pull out of a trade deal with the European Union and instead turn toward Russia.
In an Associated Press interview, Matsotska explained that only a flight issue had prevented her from leaving Sochi already. She added that she wanted to be in Maidan camp at the heart of Independence Square in Kiev, where the protests are centred: "I don't want to participate when in my country people die, I am in Maidan but just with my soul."
Putin must be hating this.
If I was Ukrainian, I would feel really uncomfortable in Russia, but I also would feel really uncomfortable in Ukraine right now :( Hard to be away from your home, when so much turmoil is going on.
Good point. Worse, it's not going to get better anytime soon.