Unrest overseas causes local grief [thestarphoenix.com]

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Source: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Unrest+overseas+causes+local+grief/9442678/story.html

BY JANET FRENCH, THE STARPHOENIX, CANADIAN PRESS FILES JANUARY 29, 2014 10:26 AM

Ukrainian people urgently want change in their troubled country, says a Saskatoon woman who now lives in Kiev.

Lana Nicole Kubin, who moved to Ukraine a decade ago and is now the editorin-chief of an English-language lifestyle magazine there, spends every free evening gathering with protesters camped in a public square in Kiev.

What started as a political protest became personal in November when Ukrainian special forces beat peaceful protesters to send an intimidating message, Kubin said. “It was a call to action, really.”

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