Vision of united Ukraine under violent attack

By Simon Denyer, May 4, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine — Diana Berg and Ekaterina Kostrova were brought up speaking Russian, but in the past few weeks they have discovered in themselves a new sense of Ukrainian patriotism. Theirs was a vision of a united Ukraine, a country with “European values” but with close ties to Russia, a country where it does not matter whether you speak Russian or Ukrainian at home — because you can express yourself freely in either language.

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