Natalia Stepaniuk on violence in the heart of Kiev

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After months of ongoing protest, the Maidan, the central square in the heart of Kiev, has been the scene of intense violence over the last 72 hours with more than a hundred killed, citizens and protestors targeted by police snipers or gunned down by special forces using automatic weapons. 

The videos, photos and eyewitness accounts of a city in flames and a people in open revolt against their government are shocking.  How did Ukrainian society reach this point?  

Off the Hour`s Andre Goulet spoke with protestor and PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, Natalia Stepaniuk, to find out.

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