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Ukraine Crisis Concerns San Diego Community

Evening Edition

Aired 3/3/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Veronica Shapovalov, Ph.D., SDSU, Professor, Director of Russian Studies

Vera Skop, Volunteer, House of Ukraine

Mikhail Burstein, SDSU Director, Student Information Systems

Transcript

San Diego's Ukrainian community is watching and waiting as Russian troops demand the surrender of the Crimea. Last Friday night, at the House of Ukraine in Balboa Park, a candlelight vigil was held to remember protestors killed in recent street fighting in Ukraine. So even though the crisis between Russia and Ukraine is half a world away geographically - it's effects are being felt deeply by many here in San Diego.

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