Ukrainians ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, but he remains defiant while being protected in Russia.
An interim government is just being formed, meanwhile the currency is getting obliterated and the economy is at risk of default.
The feared riot police have been disbanded and some police in the West have begged for forgiveness, but armed Pro-Russia gunman have seized parliament in the regional capital of the southern peninsula of Crimea and Russia’s military is on high alert along the border.
Basically, Ukraine is having an existential crisis.
The new international TIME cover illustrates that:
It will be a while until Independence square returns to its old self.
Here it is on February 19, the morning before Yanukovych fled Kiev.
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