This is a difficult one. 

Caught between a rock and a hard place. Choose the traditional hard tyranny alliance or the evil soft tyranny of the EU which is the new USSR.

Killed protester mourned in Ukraine amid crisis

Associated Press
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    January 26, 2014: Protesters attack the Ukrainian House in central Kiev, Ukraine. Early Sunday, demonstrators were throwing firebombs into the building and setting off fireworks, and police responded with tear gas. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

KIEV, UKRAINE –  Thousands of Ukrainians chanted “Hero!” and sang the national anthem on Sunday, as a coffin carrying a protester who was killed in last week’s clashes with police was carried through the streets of the capital, underscoring the rising tensions in the country’s two-month political crisis.

Mikhail Zhiznevsky, 25, was one of three protesters who died in clashes Wednesday.

“He could have been my fiance, but he died defending my future so that I will live in a different Ukraine,” said Nina Uvarov, a 25-year-old student from Kiev who wept as Zhiznevsky’s body was carried out of St. Michael’s Cathedral.

The opposition contends that Zhiznevsky and another activist were shot by police in an area where demonstrators had been throwing rocks and firebombs at riot police for several days. The government claims the two demonstrators were killed with hunting rifles, which they say police do not carry. The authorities would not say how the third protester died.

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