Images you’re about to see from today, February 22, 2015:
~ Gathering of Ukrainians at St. Michael’s Cathedral Square
~ Mobile film stations were set up in the square by the Ukrainian Military Defense to show the Ukrainian people “evidence” of the current Russian aggression.
~ Children are laughing and smiling, climbing on tanks (seemingly unaware of the real horrors occurring in Donetsk, Debaltseve…)
~ Burnt out cars (bombed, shelled) from the war with Russia (and the Separatists) brought in from Donetsk, Debaltseve with Ukrainians (and their children) getting up close and peering into them.
~ Waving of Ukrainian flags (blue & yellow) and “a black and red flag, this one raised by pro-Ukraine protesters, belongs to the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). The members were Ukrainian nationalists who fought against both sides in WW2 for an independent Ukraine – even resorting to collaborating with the German army as a tactical strategy to achieve nationalist goals. Some accuse them of murdering Jews and Poles, so in Russia this flag is regarded as fascist. (BBC News)
22feb15. Kiev, Ukraine.