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Commemorations in Kiev to honor the victims of deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces a year ago. The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.
Commemorations in Kiev to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago. The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.
Footage showing Donetsk residential districts allegedly shelled by pro-Russia rebels artillery on February 3, 2015.
With the fires of the Maidan protests fading in Kiev, the geopolitical wind, blowing from the North East, has sparked a revolutionary fire in the Ukrainian region of Donbass.
Every year since 2004, over 300 young men and women aged between 17 and 28 years old from the Young Nationalist Congress (MNK), an organization promotes Ukrainian nationalism, fight in extreme conditions for 60 hours in the middle of a western Ukrainian forest, between the villages of Gurba and Antonivtsi. The game takes place where the Ukrainian Revolutionary Army (UPA) fought the Red Army in 1944.
The rules derive from Zarnitsa (Summer Lightning), a game commonly played during Soviet times by the Young Pioneers (a Soviet organization similar to Scouts). Two teams have to defeat each other by capturing the other team's flag. Despite the intensity of the fight, injuries are minor. Punches and weapons are forbidden. A referee makes sure that no rules are broken and collects the colored ribbons, which are velcroed on the players’ arms and symbolize their “life”.
According to its website (http://gurby.org.ua), the game aims at training and preparing the youth in case of military intervention by Ukraine’s Eastern neighbors.
This year’s event was tainted by the Ukrainian revolution. Many of the players have been protesting in Maidan Square for months.
Nowadays barricades and the camp city at the Independent square in Kyiv attract many tourists. But Kyiv citizens as well like to come there and walk around. They give a big support to protesters.
People who were killed in the center of Kyiv during winter riots are called Heaven's Hundred. On this days many people from different ukrainian and foreign cities come to places where protesters were murdered. They bring a lot of flowers and candles.
Christian icon on the Independent square
Man holding the national flag near the Parliament building
The entrance to the Parliament building guarded by Self Guard
A metal column pierced by a police bullet.
Photos of killed protesters at the spot where they were shot.
Traces of sniper bullets on the stamp.
People praying for murdered protesters.
Broken street lamp on the Independent square
Blood at the spot where a protester was shot.
People at Maidan in the Evening.
Young men from Self Guard walk by citizens
Young man playing with a phone on barricades
Two men talking near the burned truck
Priest blesses a boy who is playing a piano near the City Council
Saint Michael Monastery became a medical center during riots in Kiev
Foreighn toursit makes photo of barricades
People praying for the killed protester.
Street cleaners gather debris on the Hrushevskyy street
The lawmaker and opositioner Oleg Lyashko is speaking with citizens
Citizens passing antigovernment posters near the Parliamant House
Kiev citizens bring flowers to memorial places
Bullet traces on a tree where a protester was killed.
Flowers and candles on the "New Ukraine" art-installation .
People walking by the unburnt tires at the Independent square.
Kiev citizens standing near the flowers on the Independent square.
All setts from Independent square were taken for protesters self defence
Thousands of flowers lined on the road at the center of Kiev.
A woman lights a candle at the improvised memorial.
Man watching the photographer at work.
A mother and her son at the Heaven's Hundred memorial in Kiev.
Street cleaner on the Khreshatyk street
Man makes a photo of promaidan posters
Citizens use the underground crossing on the Independent square