Yesterday protesters and riot police clashed in Independence Square in Kiev. The police finally withdrew after a nine hour seige against the thousands of people angry about the Ukrainian president’s decision not to sign an economic deal with the European Union. The images of Independence Square in the media reminded me of our own visit to the square just two years ago when it was a much more peaceful place.
Dave with our tour group and our tour guide Victoria in Independence Square
Man Feeding the Birds
Dave finds Ottawa and the distance we are from it in Independence Square
Monument to the Victims of the 1932 Famine
Dave being interviewed on national television about our tour of Kiev
Protestor in Independence Square- June 2011
Statue of the Slavic goddess Berehynia the ‘hearth mother’
Arch topped by Michael the Archangel
Hopefully it won’t be long till Independence Square is once more a peaceful place.
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