I last visited Kiev in April 2014, when the energy in the city was still electric. For months, Independence Square â€” dubbed the Euromaidan by Ukrainians seeking to tug their country out from under Russiaâ€™s grasp â€” had been occupied by protesters and police as unrest gripped the city in the dead of the Ukrainian winter. As I stood on Khreshchatyk Street, the Euromaidan was still filled with Ukrainians from every walk of life, demanding a more transparent government, a more democratic society and closer integration with Europe and the West.
The major protests had dissipated by February, when 100 demonstrators …read more
Source: European Voice