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The very basics of Ukraine’s crisis, explained in two minutes

Why have Ukrainians been protesting since November? What's the bigger picture? Where is Ukraine, anyway? Here's a simple, easy-to-understand, two-minute video guide, produced by Post TV's Kate Tobey and Gillian Brockell:

The Post's Max Fisher explains the tension behind the escalating protests in Ukraine. (Kate M. Tobey and Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)

There's more to it, of course. To get more on the history, the politics and what happens next, read 9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask.

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