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‘It Was A Tragedy Then. We Have Another Tragedy Now.’ Ukrainians Rue Lack Of Justice For Euromaidan Killings

'It Was A Tragedy Then. We Have Another Tragedy Now.' Ukrainians Rue Lack Of Justice For Euromaidan Killings
Protesters armed with shovels, Dynamivska str., Euromaidan protests, events of Jan 19, 2014
Image by Mstyslav Chernov

Olha Pasko and Valentina Riklyvska shed solemn tears as they hang paper angels on a hedgerow running along Kyiv’s Institutska Street, the site of a bloody and decisive confrontation exactly five years ago between pro-democracy protesters and security forces during Ukraine’s Euromaidan uprising.

But the women recall the events, which cleaved the country and ousted a pro-Moscow president but also set the stage for a Russian invasion and a five-year war, as if they were yesterday…

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