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. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26280710) 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. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10651076/Ukraine-protests-live-Death-toll-mounts-amid-sniper-attacks-as-fresh-fighting-breaks-truce.html)  (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ukraine+protests&safe=off&espv=210&es_sm=91&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_V8GU6yiMoerhQedkYCYCA&ved=0CE8QsAQ&biw=1163&bih=580) Government troops have attacked protesters. Protesters have fought back. There are barricades in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) where the protesters are camped out. (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpwu6Pe3fAQ&feature=share) 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 Niume.com.
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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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