Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

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.

Weapons of Maidan

The launching trebuchet made by oppositionists stood only half a day and soon was destroyed by police. In the recent days the situation has been coming out of control. More and more it looks like real combat actions.

To suppress the rebellion policemen make use of stun and gas grenades, some types of gas sprays, batons, pump-action shotguns shooting with rubber bullets and shrapnel.

Weapons of Maidan

Bullets made use of are different as well as degrees of injury they cause.

Weapons of Maidan

Oppositionists’ wepoans: traumatic and airsoft guns.

Weapons of Maidan

Tear gas and stun grenades of the Kiev police.

Weapons of Maidan

Grenade of the oppositionists.

Weapons of Maidan

They have a lot of them.

Weapons of Maidan

Remains.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Like in Russia many fighters buy boots for their own money.

Weapons of Maidan

And they may have absolutely different boots.

Weapons of Maidan

Some compassionate citizens bring foam pieces and planks in order the fighters do not stand on ice.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

In daytime the fighting abates, the most active attacks happen at night. The most aggressive is a so-called “right sector” represented by Ukrainian nationalists.

Weapons of Maidan

The main weapon of oppositionists – cobblestones.

Weapons of Maidan

In the morning battlefields look like this.

Weapons of Maidan

Molotov cocktails.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

That very launching trebuchet.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

 Pyrotechnics is also used to attack.

Weapons of Maidan

It is often attached by such metal sticks.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Some oppositionists have really good protective equipment.

Weapons of Maidan

All bats are sold out in the city.

Weapons of Maidan

Ammonia.

Weapons of Maidan

Some strange device.

Weapons of Maidan

What is he going to do with this?

Weapons of Maidan

Building barricades.

Weapons of Maidan

Extinguished vehicles have become entirely frozen.

Weapons of Maidan

They garb all they can.

Weapons of Maidan

Trash cans.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

The barricades they have learnt to build are rather good.

Weapons of Maidan

Such helmet is the best head protection.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Such nets can catch grenades of “Berkut”.

Weapons of Maidan

Famous Maidan knights!

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Helmets are fixed on heads with adhesive tape.

Weapons of Maidan

Shovel shield.

Weapons of Maidan

The wrench and the bat will be used for attack.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Respirators protect from gas.

Weapons of Maidan

Gas mask.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Pensioners and women also should protect themselves from gas.

Weapons of Maidan

Some handmade helmets are even decorated!

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

They help by cleaning the territory.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

“Our land”.

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

Weapons of Maidan

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6 thoughts on “Weapons of Maidan”

  1. I asked my neighbor about the situation in Kiev. He was born in Ukraine, but moved to CZ some 10 yrs ago. His children speak and write fluent Czech, although he himself speaks some strange mixture of Czech, Slovak, Ruthenian, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian.
    What he seriously expects is a division of Ukraine.

    • Everything is simple, people took as a corruption government earns from above and so 20 years distressed people…. But one thing to throw the government(President, in my opinion deserves hanging), the other with whom to build a trade and political ties…. a Big part of the opposing why think if you go to the EU at once all changes in the country, but it’s just a bunch of not very smart people… Most of the Ukrainians as the times understands that the partnership is possible with those who Ukraine is ready to buy, and finally, Ukrainians, Russians and Belarusians are all Slavs….

  2. american warships in the black see, olympic games ib Sochci, unrest in the Ukraine. Looks like the situation with georgia who just as Saddam Hussein has had (from the americans) the blessings to start a war against RUSSIA. Unfortunate they lose wich was very happy for us and they will also lose this game. And for Ukraine is the word, LOOK what happens in 1941/45 with your people and country.

  3. “Some strange device”: that is a flail. Originally used in the olden days to thresh grain, people found out that it made a good weapon.

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