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"New Mariupol“

"New Mariupol" is the name of an organisation which was officially registered only two weeks ago but has already changed the city’s image.

Life is back to normal in Sloviansk

Sloviansk nowadays is a city of contrasts. Evidence of fighting is still visible there and the withdrawing separatists have left not only a huge network of trenches near Siyemionovka (city’s suburbs), but even toothbrushes in the field washbasins they had organised. 

“Kiev Ruthenia” battalion on front Line

For many weeks now, the 11th “Kiev Ruthenia” Battalion has been surrounded on three sides and shelled by separatists. They can be reached only from the side of Debalcev and under a special permit only.

Maidan without the Maidan. In memoriam

The time has come when one may feel tempted to draw certain conclusions. The so-called “cleaning” of the Maidan, that is the removal of the tents that had stood there since winter, was a complete success. There is virtually nothing remaining in the Ukrainian capital main square to remind one of the “tent town” that used to be there barely a few weeks ago.

Self-Defense in their new base in Kyiv

Sotnyas managed to obtain permission from the municipal authorities to take over the old Pechersk citadel. The idea was supported in the first place by historians, who had for a long time stood in stern defense of this monument of architecture from subsequent attempts to have it demolished.

Is it patriotism yet?

In Kyiv he understood – all that was left for him was Ukraine. Ukraine told him clearly what to do. Ukraine was sunflower fields and no stupid questions asked. A dead friend’s memento knife.

Maidan’s last days

The last phase of so-called Maidan “cleansing” that is to say the removal of the last tents is just about to finish. 

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After Yanukovych press conference there is a mixture of laughter and fear in Ukraine

The information war is an essential part of the events in Ukraine. When following the reports of the Russian mass media and comparing them to what I see with my own eyes, I see a distinct border of civilization. I am watching Yanukovych's press conference and listening to him talk about the agression shown by Ukrainian nationalists towards the Russian minority in the eastern regions and in the Crimea. According to the reports of the Russian media, someone had his head cut off and another person was burned alive. The same stories are passed by word of mouth by Russians in the Crimea. Some of them deliberately approach foreign journalists in the airport and tell similar stories using fluent English.

At the same time I am walking around the Maidan in Kiev, talking to people. I see these "agressors", weary of cold and rainy weather, sometimes dirty but nice and friendly. We change the flag fluttering above our tent for a new, clean one. I hear a conversation between two fighters of the self-defence unit dressed in camouflage, with blue-and-yellow ribbons pinned to the lapels of their uniforms: - Do you think Russians will invade? After a pause for thought, the second man answers: - If they don‘t, it's only down to outside help.

There’s a mixture of moods here. The Maidan's industry of humour is coming up with new memes which mock Yanukovych utterances. Yet nobody appears to be a bloodthirsty bandit with an inclination to cut off heads. They treat people with food, I swallow a sandwich on the run and go to the office. At this moment, TV channel 5 is broadcasting the declaration of Arseny Yatseniuk, the temporary Prime Minister: "We shall remain an entity.“