Ukrainian Purdue Professor Says Whole Country Feels Effects Of War With Russia

Aug 1, 2014

Maidan Square in Kiev, where Natasha Uhl says anti-Russian protests began last fall.
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A Purdue lecturer has returned from a visit to her native Ukraine, where she says fighting between state troops and Russian-backed separatists is taking its toll even in the capital of Kiev, her hometown.

Natasha Uhl says the conditions she saw aren't limited to the border region with Russia, which is many miles from the capital.

She also worries the Ukraine in which she grew up is not the same one currently inhabited by her son, daughter-in-law and their soon-to-be-born child.