As the government and opposition in Ukraine announced a truce in escalating violence there, closer to home, Ukrainian-Americans in Chicago are rallying in support of demonstrators in the homeland.
Today they marched and protested in Chicago hoping to raise awareness about the conflict so far away. Roughly 50 Ukrainians took to the streets in solidarity with those suffering on the streets of Kiev.
Carrying blue and yellow flags of their native homeland, they group made demands as they watch the story unfold back home. They hope talk of a truce is real.
The protests started months ago when the President of the Ukraine showed signs of aligning itself with Russia rather than with the European Union. But bloodshed filled the streets when peaceful protestors were surrounded by government militia.