UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT HAS VOTED TO DISMISS PRESIDENT YANUKOVICH!
New elections are set on 25th of May. Euromaidan has won!
Thousands of people flooded Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv to mourn protesters who were killed in deadly clashes with police earlier in the week.
Demonstrators held a funeral procession, carrying caskets into the square while onlookers who lined the street chanted, “heroes! heroes!”
Mourners lit candles and said prayers while priests sang from the main stage.
At least 100 people have been reported killed during the deadliest violence in Ukraine’s history as an independent nation.
These photos juxtaposed from the instagram feeds of people in Kiev, before and during the recent protests and brutal crackdown are haunting.
(via Kiev Instagram Photos - Before and After Pictures of Kiev, Ukraine - Esquire)
Independence Square, Kiev, Ukraine, February 20, 2014.
More fantastic pictures from Der Spiegel, here.
General view, Charkow, Russia, (i.e., Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Photochrom print, c. 1890 - 1900
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Photochrom Collection