Straight from Independence Square
It is now August 2014, and the Maidan still stands. As usual since March – in wait for yet another “clearing out” date – according to the latest rumours, the government will try to have the tents removed before Independence Day on August 24th.
But the “clearing” of Maidan takes place virtually all the time – week by week, the number of tents is ever smaller, replaced by even more stands with souvenirs and Ukrainian patriotic memorabilia. Any amount of space freed up is immediately renovated. Yesterday, the Self-Defence surrendered their rooms in Ukrainian House.