Russia Maneuvers To Regain Control In Ukraine

After four days of sick leave, Ukraine's embattled President, Viktor Yanukovych, returned to work on Feb. 3 to what looked like a Cold War flashback, with Russia and the West again vying for influence over his country.

In November, his decision to partner with Moscow instead of forming closer ties with the E.U. earned him a $15 billion loan from Russia, just enough to help Ukraine avoid bankruptcy. But the sudden turn away from Europe sparked a popular uprising, and attempts to crack down only made the protests swell. By late January, Yanukovych was...

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