From the demolished Soviet base of long range surface-to-air missile systems S-300 (SA-10 Grumble).
My photographs from several nights spent at the pro-European protest tent village EuroMaidan at the Independence Square in Ukraine’s capitol Kyiv in December 2013.
The tent village still exists there as a reminder of the protest rally in November – February 2014 when more than hundred people were murdered and hundreds wounded in clashes with police.
One day with a photo camera in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine at the pro-EU #EuroMaidan tent village.
Despite snow and cold weather thousands of Ukrainians remain on the central Independence Square (Maidan) in the capitol expressing their will to more close relations with the EU and protesting against the riot police brutality.
That day about 200,000 of angry Ukrainians went to the streets of capitol expressing that the brutal action of Berkut riot police against peaceful students on the Independence Square on November 30 was unacceptable.
Dozens of thousands of kievans protested against the brutal riot police Berkut attack on the peaceful pro-European group of students at the Independence Square in the previous night.
The small group of pro-EU peaceful protesters, mostly students were surrounded by riot police Berkut ready to attack. In just a couple of hours policemen brutally dismissed and beaten these students destroying their tent village.
This day lots of students across Ukraine went to the streets to express their support to further Ukraine’s integration into the European Union. It was recently stopped by the pro-Kremlin and corrupted President Victor Yanukovych, a former criminal from the Eastern Donetsk region.
The whole Euromaidan protest rally started from this small tent village – right after the Ukraine’s government with pro-Kremlin PM Nikalaj Azaroff terminated the preparations for signing the Association agreement with the European Union.