Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pictures from EuroMaidan

2 months without an entry.... oh dear!  Is it really February?

I  returned to Ukraine a few weeks ago after 7 weeks in the US, so I guess I'm still coming out of my travel fog and settling back into life.

Yes, things have been interesting in Kiev with the current political situation and protesting in the city center, an event now known as 'Euromaidan' (Maidan being the main square in the city and Euro emphasizing the direction the protestors wish to lean).   Today there are parliamentary hearings that could be quite telling, so in the mean time we just continue to pray and wait to see what will happen next.

I've gotten a chance to go down to Maidan a couple times and see the crowds that are standing up against the government.  Braving sub zero temperatures and frigid wind chills, I honestly don't know how they do it day after day.  I've was freezing after just a few hours walking around.

I moved to Kiev in October 2004, during the famous Orange Revolution, so it is very interesting to be here during this pivotal and historical time yet again-- somewhat remnant of those cold days of protesting back in '04.

Here are some sights from this last weekend.  If only you could smell the smoke that goes along with the images...



Please continue to pray for Ukraine and for peace and freedom in this nation.


sbinkley said...

Just decided to check out your blog today. Still so amazed to see the photos and think about both our American and Ukrainian friends right there in the middle of it. Praying for your safety and for the ICA church to be a light to the Ukrainian people!

Leah E. Good said...

Wow. Those are some impressive pictures.

Tara G. said...

Wow. And I'm glad we can miss this one- we were there for the Orange, too.