For Kyiv, the War May Be Over, But the memory Remains
Maidan, once the centre of a three block war between Pro-EU activists and Gov’t forces, is quiet. People still visit Maidan in droves, bringing flowers to commemorate those who gave their lives so that Ukraine could join the EU. The Memorials are everywhere and so are the people mourning those who lost their lives.
What happens next in Ukraine depends on the citizens in Ukraine’s East and South, where Pro-Russian forces are in battle against Pro-Ukraine/Pro-EU activists. For Kyiv, though, the war has been won – the Revolution is successful. Its victory was hard fought. The people of Kyiv can claim victory over Pro-Russian forces.
Kyiv’s victory was won, not by Neo-Nazis or fascists, but by ordinary people who decided the time had come to stand up for a better future and country. The soldiers who fought and won are ordinary citizens not complacent to sit at home and let the chance for freedom pass them by.