NEW YORK (AP) — The news of conflict and bloodshed in another part of the world is hitting close to home for Ukrainians living in the United States and Canada. They're worrying about what's going to come next for their violence-torn homeland.
Reports late Wednesday of a truce between President Viktor Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH'-vich) and protest leaders are being met with caution, amid tears and anger.
The two sides in Ukraine are fighting over whether the nation of 46 million will have closer ties to the West or to Russia. Violent clashes between police and protesters this week have left 28 people dead and 287 hospitalized. Protesters say the casualty toll is substantially higher.