MONTHS AFTER IT STARTED, the crisis in Ukraine has become such a gigantic mess that, in the media at least, it’s reported as having to do less with Ukraine and more with the faceoff between the United States and Russia. This Cold War throwback may be important on a geopolitical scale, but it’s also essential to remember this didn’t start with Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin, but with common Ukrainians protesting their government in Kiev’s Independence Square.

So as things will likely get worse before they get better, watch this message from Yulia Marushevska, reminding us this is a people’s fight, not just a fight between superpowers.

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