Kiev braces for trouble ahead of patriotic holiday

By Fredrick Kunkle, May 8, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — The separatist tensions that have erupted in eastern Ukraine are far enough away from this capital city that people here seem almost untroubled.

Grannies sell flowers outside the Metro, shoppers browse over baby clothes in an underground mall, young people hunch over laptops in WiFi cafes, and many of the daily routines that were interrupted during the worst weeks of February’s revolution have resumed.

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