ALL OUT WAR - THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE IN UKRAINE FEAR
THE INVASION OF RUSSIAN TROOPS WILL MEAN FOR THEIR
RUSSIAN IMPOSED DEADLINE
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WHILE THIS IS BEING PLAYED OUT HALF A WORLD AWAY -
A MADISON WOMAN IS WATCHING IT CLOSELY BECAUSE HER
FAMILY IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER SPOKE WITH HER TODAY
AND JOINS US.
ERIC AND MICHELLE - TETYANA SCHNEIDER LEFT UKRAINE
TWELVE YEARS AGO.
WHILE SHE NOW LIVES IN MADISON - DURING MOMENTS LIKE
THIS - WITH HER HOMELAND ON THE BRINK OF WAR - ONE
WORD IS PERVASIVE IN ANY CONVERSATION: FEAR
it has been very, very difficult
FROM A HALF A WORLD AWAY TETYANA SCHNEIDER IS CONNECTED
SOCIAL MEDIA CUTS THROUGH THE CHAOS OF A COUNTRY ON
THE BRINK OF WAR.
they are people i grew up with, they are people who
helped me to become who i am, my relatives, my family
members, my friends and everybody is going through
the same experience and i'm so far away.
nats of protests
FREEDOM IN UKRAINE HAS COME WITH A PRICE.
MORE THAN 90 LIVES WERE LOST DURING PROTEST IN KIEV.
i would always that ukraine was probably the last
country in the whole world that would end up in what
it is right now.
i would never, ever think i would see the blood on
the beautiful streets of kiev.
FROM HALF A WORLD AWAY - TETYANA IS CONNECTED WITH
HER COUSIN WHO WAS IN THE SQUARE AND WATCHED FRIENDS
when people died...it was very dangerous
A DANGER ONLY GREATER NOW AS RUSSIAN TROOPS HAVE INVADED
THE CRIMEA REGION AND GIVEN PEOPLE THERE A DEADLINE
TO END THE REVOLT - NOW ONLY HOURS AWAY.
this situation is very close to world war iii., yes.
HE SAYS THIS IS NOT A FIGHT WITH THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE
- BUT WITH THEIR LEADER - VLATIMIR PUTIN.
this situation with putin, we are afraid of this situation
and we really don't want a putin regime and we are
ready to fight again the regime.
SO FROM HALF A WORLD AWAY - HERE IN MADISON - TETYANA
IS CONNECTED TO HER FAMILY.
AND SHE FEELS - WHAT THEY FEEL.
the fear is growing among people and as much as they
hope was finally getting to people we can make a change,
we can finally get rid of corruption, i think the
fear of military force is getting into the families.
YEVGINIY YELIZARIEV TELLS ME HIS FEAR IS THAT A BROKERED
PEACE WILL RESULT IN HIS COUNTRY BEING SPLIT IN HALF.
HE THINKS RUSSIA WILL LAY CLAIM TO THE EASTERN REGION
WHILE THE WEST WILL ALLIGN ITSELF WITH EUROPE.
RIGHT NOW THOUGH - THE HOPE IS THE TALKING WILL CONTINUE
- ANDTHAT THE FIGHTING DOESN'T.
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