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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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Maidan’s Last Bridgehead

During the weekend, the Maidan was almost entirely removed from Kiev’s centre. Under pressure from the militsiya and order-keeping services, volunteers themselves started to dismantle the stage which, for many months had been the heart and coordination centre of Maidan.

On the night of Saturday to Sunday, it seemed that the symbol so heroically defended in February, would cease to exist within a few hours. However, on Sunday morning, people gathered around what remained – as they had done every week for many months – people who decided not to let the dismantling happen. They took over whatever had not been removed and reconstructed the “stage” or, more accurately, what remained of it.

In the evening, a peculiar roofless structure was erected on the Maidan, loudspeakers were organised and a new moderator was chosen. The area around the stage was fenced off again. Since there are cars on the Khreschatyk again, people started to gather behind the stage.  

It is hard to resist the impression that something like “Maidan in miniature” had been created. There a few people there but they represent similar circles to those on the Maidan before – there are some “Self-Defence” members, social activists, volunteers, pensioners, some who shout out and provoke... They are repeating the same slogans – about the need to look at the new government’s hands, do the lustration. They are convinced that the removal of the Maidan equates to an attack on civil freedoms and intend to defend the stage as long as they can – against the new authorities this time.