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Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan M...
Kiev
By Arturas Morozovas
21 Feb 2015

Commemorations in Kiev to honor the victims of deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces a year ago. The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Maidan M...
Kiev, Ukraine
By Arturas Morozovas
21 Feb 2015

Commemorations in Kiev to honor the victims of deadly clashes between antigovernment protesters and security forces a year ago. The violence killed more than 100 people, including 17 security officers, between February 18 and 21, 2014.

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Donetsk Shelled Allegedly by Pro-Russ...
Donetsk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
03 Feb 2015

Footage showing Donetsk residential districts allegedly shelled by pro-Russia rebels artillery on February 3, 2015.

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Donbass at a crossroad
kiev
By Arturas Morozovas
14 Jul 2014

With the fires of the Maidan protests fading in Kiev, the geopolitical wind, blowing from the North East, has sparked a revolutionary fire in the Ukrainian region of Donbass.

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Ukraine's Hunger Games
Gurba and Antonivtsi
By lordcob
19 May 2014

Every year since 2004, over 300 young men and women aged between 17 and 28 years old from the Young Nationalist Congress (MNK), an organization promotes Ukrainian nationalism, fight in extreme conditions for 60 hours in the middle of a western Ukrainian forest, between the villages of Gurba and Antonivtsi. The game takes place where the Ukrainian Revolutionary Army (UPA) fought the Red Army in 1944.

The rules derive from Zarnitsa (Summer Lightning), a game commonly played during Soviet times by the Young Pioneers (a Soviet organization similar to Scouts). Two teams have to defeat each other by capturing the other team's flag. Despite the intensity of the fight, injuries are minor. Punches and weapons are forbidden. A referee makes sure that no rules are broken and collects the colored ribbons, which are velcroed on the players’ arms and symbolize their “life”.

According to its website (http://gurby.org.ua), the game aims at training and preparing the youth in case of military intervention by Ukraine’s Eastern neighbors.

This year’s event was tainted by the Ukrainian revolution. Many of the players have been protesting in Maidan Square for months.

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Kyiv Citizens and Barricades
Kyiv, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
03 Mar 2014

Nowadays barricades and the camp city at the Independent square in Kyiv attract many tourists. But Kyiv citizens as well like to come there and walk around. They give a big support to protesters.

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In Memory of Heaven's Hundred
Kyiv, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
02 Mar 2014

People who were killed in the center of Kyiv during winter riots are called Heaven's Hundred. On this days many people from different ukrainian and foreign cities come to places where protesters were murdered. They bring a lot of flowers and candles.

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
27 Feb 2014

Man holding the national flag near the Parliament building

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
27 Feb 2014

The entrance to the Parliament building guarded by Self Guard

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
27 Feb 2014

Photos of killed protesters at the spot where they were shot.

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
27 Feb 2014

Broken street lamp on the Independent square

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Young man playing with a phone on barricades

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Priest blesses a boy who is playing a piano near the City Council

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Saint Michael Monastery became a medical center during riots in Kiev

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Street cleaners gather debris on the Hrushevskyy street

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

The lawmaker and opositioner Oleg Lyashko is speaking with citizens

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Citizens passing antigovernment posters near the Parliamant House

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Kiev citizens bring flowers to memorial places

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Bullet traces on a tree where a protester was killed.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Flowers and candles on the "New Ukraine" art-installation .

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

People walking by the unburnt tires at the Independent square.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Kiev citizens standing near the flowers on the Independent square.

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

All setts from Independent square were taken for protesters self defence

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Thousands of flowers lined on the road at the center of Kiev.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

A mother and her son at the Heaven's Hundred memorial in Kiev.

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Citizens use the underground crossing on the Independent square