Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a recent surge in popularity to crack down on opposition. Several proposed laws would strengthen penalties against protestors, and officials and local media alike are denouncing criticism of Putin as "unpatriotic."
Ukrainian hospitals have been overwhelmed since the start of violent clashes between protesters and police. Emma Jacobs of WHYY reports on the international relief effort organized out of Pennsylvania by one Ukrainian-American doctor, and on one of the patients who has received her care.
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