April 15, 2014
Issaquah resident Yuriy Vasyleha watches news reports of Ukrainian unrest with a mix of heartache and worry.
For him, the conflict occurring a world away is immensely personal, because the eastern-European nation is his native country, and where most of his relatives still call home.
“I feel really bad, but I cannot do anything,” he said.
Protests erupted in November, after then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s cabinet balked at signing a trade deal with the European Union, reportedly at the behest of Moscow.