Judith Baumel

The Euro-Maidan

March 19th, 2014

In December 2013 I published this article in the Washington Post. It seemed then that the struggle in the Maidan has been going on for a long time. Many more hopeful mornings and frozen nights later we watched chaos and murder and territorial invasion come to Ukraine. The stakes are high. As I write it seems that Putin won’t stop with Crimea but will continue pressing toward Kharkiv. But as I write those who fight for democracy are fighting back.

: Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a check point at the border between Ukraine and Crimea near the Salkovo village near kherson, on March 18 , 2014. Ukraine stood stunned on March 18, 2014 after Russia claimed Crimea and both sides suffered their first casualties that threatened to see the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War spin out of control. AFP PHOTO/ SERGIY GUMENYUK


From the Kiev Post