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Maidan a year later

8 Mar

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It was a bit over a year ago that the brave citizens of Ukraine overthrew the corrupt Yanukovich regime. There is a war there now as Russian forces attempt to destabilize Ukraine. I was there last August and saw the Maidan and could not imagine what it was like for the protesters in the freezing cold nights with security forces attacking. This barricade on Institutska ,was one of the main battle points, where many a brave unarmed protester laid down their lives for an independent Ukraine. There was still an uneasy pall of dread that hung over this area even though it was half a year after the events and it was bright and sunny and 30 degrees Celsius.