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Triumphant Friday at Maidan

Posted on February 23, 2014 by team

The story of the Russian blogger zyalt:

The Ukranian events are developing with a terrific speed. Just a couple of days ago people were talking about ending the Maidan events, but yesterday, the only subject everyone talked about was where did Yanukovych flee. The house of cards created by Yanokovych was destroyed yesterday right after the agreement with the opposition was signed. It no longer matters what the agreement between the opposition and the government was about – the agreement did not even last half a day. Maidan just went crazy, people, high on victory, only demand one thing now – they want the justice to be prevailed over Yanokovych and his people.

The whole downtown of Kiev, including the governmental district is under rebel control.

The morning started off quite calmly. There were rumors spread on Twitter that snipers killed several people on Institutskaya street, however, I have not yet been able to confirm this. People drank tea, made jokes and waited for what was going to happen next. As you already know, everyone was waiting for the Rada’s meeting session, which was supposed to carry out a signed agreement on stoppage of the conflict.

Every defender on Maidan has bullet shells or pieces of exploded grenades in their pockets that they are proud to demonstrate to journalists. “Look, these are the Russian bullets!” – a man wearing a helmet says. “But how do you know that it is Russian?” – “Well, we just know, it’s Russian, there is no other way!” – and everyone bursts out laughing.

The barricade on Institutkaya street is on fire. Things were quite tense since the early morning.

The defenders

I decided to take advantage of the calm morning and to take a walk to the President’s Administration district

The governmental district is partially blocked from access. Chains of governmental cars are entering and leaving governmental buildings. I wonder if they are rescuing governmental documents?

No one is leaving the safety area of the barricades except for journalists. Everyone is afraid of getting shot by snipers – everyone still remembers what happened on Thursday. Journalists, however, are not afraid – they hope that snipers will not open fire against them.

These are the barricades abandoned by the police.

Bankovaya street – this is where the President’s administration is located. Events were really hot here in December.

Some of the hatches that have access to telecommunication wires are open – it is evident that someone tried to burn them down.

The Bankovaya street is still blocked by Berkut. I was not allowed to come closer than what you can see. Few Berkut heads are currently deployed here.


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4 Responses to “Triumphant Friday at Maidan”

  1. mikkis says:

    Justice from oligarchs alright but are you guys actually glorifying armed neo-Nazis, soccer hooligans, a variety of militant separatists, looters, arsonists and cop-killers? Are you?

    I.e mob-rule and US/Freedom house and Soros sponsored coup détat?

    Don´t tell me the level of naivety i so hight that you despite Nulands, Kagan and Pyatts admission that 5-10 billion US tax dollarrs has been spent on this and they want their money´s worth?

  2. Dan says:

    O.KL., now what?

  3. Muzzlehatch says:

    Hope that this does not end like Budapest 1956.

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