As a Ukrainian citizen, I was extremely touched by the gesture. This meant a lot more to me than seeing foreigners supporting my country. Although the world is becoming increasingly more open toward the LGBT community, there is still a lot of legal and social discrimination. I was honored that the LGBT community decided to spend the one day a year dedicated to celebrating their own freedom by showing their support for the sovereignty of Ukrainian territory.
It was volunteers who did the most at the protest, but politicians were necessary too, especially to help get people out of jail. The politicians also offered the protesters organization and helped them raise their demands. But although some politicians tried, “politicians couldn’t lead the revolution.”
Since the peaceful protests that began on Nov. 21, 2013 turned violent three months later, the whole world has been
Here are some pictures from the very center of Kiev. They show the power and determination of Ukrainian people but they also show the terrible conditions that people lived in, and some still do. They show flowers and candles brought by all those who mourn the dead. They show what happens when people are pushed to the edge and have to fight back. If the conflict in Crimea escalates, there will be barricades, fires, flowers and candles there too.
Today was a long and emotional day for me at Maidan, so my first post about it will be a
I spent several hours in one of the field hospitals in the very center of Maidan. I spoke to several
At the field hospital I spoke a lot to a woman called Olga Azzuz, who works there as a dentist.
Kora Smirinova posted a photo of herself on Facebook on March 12th, and it wasn’t just an ordinary photo. Many girls take selfies and post duck-face pictures showing off their cleavage, but Smirnova did something a little different. She’s a modern woman and definitely no damsel in distress…
These pictures are from February 18th, when a large number of people lost their lives. Tetiana Kagui was one of
The deputies were all dressed professionally but not everyone acted the way they looked. Voices were raised, speeches were booed