Fighting in the center of Kiev has been lasting for two months already. Within this period of time Maidan has learnt to build barricades and to attack "Berkut" fighters. Initially they used cobblestones, now they throw Molotov coktails and apply
blinding lasers. Oppositionists equip themselves with helmets, medical and gas masks, respirators. Tourist carpets and planks are used to make protection for legs and arms. Sometimes even bows, axes and spears can be seen. Rather exotic.