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Violence in eastern Ukraine seems endless now -- here's how we got there


Thrust into the spotlight last November following protests over its decision to forgo a trade deal with the European Union, Ukraine has been forced to face its national struggles on the global stage. In the course of a year, the country overhauled its leaders, lost Crimea to Russia and created the conditions for a second Cold War.

More than 4,300 people have been killed in the conflict, and more than 430,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes, per the latest UN figures. Many continue to languish in war-torn regions.

Throughout the revolution's tumultuous year, GlobalPost has reported from Ukraine's east, west and center — starting at Kyiv's Maidan, the movement's nucleus of protest. This timeline featuring our best reporting and analysis from correspondents and editors breaks down the sweeping changes the country has undergone in the past year.

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