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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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News from Kharkiv

Already on the train to Simferopol, let me make some farewell observations on Kharkiv.

Yesterday, when I talked to Serhyi Zhadan I heard about the “three Ukraines” emerging in Kharkiv: Euromaidan, Lenin’s Ukraine and passive Ukraine. The struggle between the first two is absolutely unbelievable. The temperature of many debates was past boiling point. In the evening, in front of the occupied building of the district administration, people bearing orange-and-black ribbons (a tribute to the Great Patriotic War) were fighting with others with blue-and-yellow ribbons. The scenes played out against constant yelling and screaming; it almost came to blows.

“Musical” clashes involving two podiums on two opposite sides of the street. One, located near the district administration building, adorned with Ukrainian flags, was playing Okean Elzy; the other - under Russian flags - played songs in Russian about “the best city of Kharkiv”. On the street that separated the two groups you could see blue-and-yellow Automaidan cars as well as vehicles with huge Russian flags.

From the windows of the occupied administration building, where students and young people have spontaneously organised a kitchen, a press booth and self-defence, you can see a camp set up by Lenin defenders. There are 354 steps between them - the distance that you need to walk to cross the Freedom Square.

More will follow tomorrow in my report for the “Rzeczpospolita” daily, but let me tell you, that this surreal demonstration of the social chasm is something I have never seen before. The struggle for Kharkiv is on.