Trouble in Ukraine

Sad news today. Storm clouds gather in the East. Trouble is painting the streets of Kiyv red with the blood of its children. Sixty-seven people are reported to have been killed since the start of the protests. ( These are protests against a government that wishes to lean towards Moscow by an opposition looking to the EU, and the situation has spiralled to violence. (  ( Government troops have attacked protesters. Protesters have fought back. There are barricades in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) where the protesters are camped out. (see: As I watch and listen, everything seems quiet and peaceful.  Yet, I feel the country stands on the brink of civil war. I hope not. I spent nearly two years in Ukraine, in that wonderful city of Kiyv, and meet some great people. My thoughts now turn to them, who I have not see or spoken to in many years: Igor Volkov, Sergei Travanets, Aliosha. I hope you and your families are all safe and well in these difficult times!


About malekmontag

I am a writer and a wage-slave, and proud father of George Giraffe. I live in the UK, but I exist everywhere. My first stories were published this year (2016) in Short Stories and Tall Tales (Atla Publishing). Follow me on Twitter @Malek_Montag15. My Work is also available on
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One Response to Trouble in Ukraine

  1. SM Jenkin says:

    What an awful situation, and there seems to be no way to find a compromise. And how sad for you, seeing this happen to a place that you know and love, and worrying about your friends…


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