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Below is note I wrote for visitors of website in January 2014

Terror in Ukraine.

Now situation is very serious and western media if mention it never report this in depth.. mainly because it another shameless loss of Washington and Brussels and people in Western World can not be terribly proud of their governments.

This days in Ukraine people shocked and like trying to wake up from nightmare, if you seen photos or videos of Ukraine second half of January you know it is war zone. People dying from bullets of sniper and being kidnapped and later found dead in forests, hundreds and hundreds imprisoned without any trial and hundreds wounded in hospitals. Beatings take place all over Ukraine. Police works together with thugs and criminals, they crush down protesters or anyone who happen to be at wrong place in the wrong time.

What make it especially bad is that we have information war on Russian speaking media and internet. People don't know the truth. Here in Ukraine they use the same technologies they used in Russia to put down freedom of speech. One by one they take newspapers and tv channels fall under ideologic control of pro-Kremlin president. They have support from Putin who gives billions of dollars to our criminal regime. Putin also gives military advisers and Russian special forces work in Ukraine, kidnappings and snipers their signature. Can someone imagine death squadrons in Europe in the 21 century? They moved them here from Chechenia and Dagistan and after Olympics Russians will send more of those inhuman bastards and our police do nothing, they busily cover up all crimes and work openly with gangs of criminals in taking hostages who always peaceful civilians. Later governments want to exchange hostages with opposition for some favours, like unblock government buildings. We have real state terrorism.

I believe West must impose sanctions on criminal cabal of Ukrainian president and his gang. They must freeze bank accounts of those who responsible in beating peaceful protesters, killing and torturing people which takes place in different Ukrainian cities.

Yanukovich is a criminal President whose regime is based on patronage, corruption and mafia style intimidation. His party buys judges, hires thugs to beat up activists all over Ukraine, his "security forces" kidnap protesters from hospitals and again beat them until they are dead.

Every day journalists beaten up, cars of protesters burned down. Activists taken in prison, stabbed. Terror reign in Ukraine.

An average Ukrainian person can not travel to Western countries without visa and it is very difficult to obtain visa. Non of those pro-european protesters can travel to Europe without visa while our corrupt officials and their relatives can travel anywhere in the world with their diplomatic passports and millions of dollars they stole from people they welcome everywhere. They live in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Austria and other countries. Their children and grandchildren study at you most prestige universities and enjoy benefits of democracy while at home they do political repressions and murder.

Some say West does nothing because Russia will see it as intrusion in own affairs and it may cause WW3. Let me assure that although Russia might be strong enough to terrorize neighboring countries it won't have enough strength to stand against NATO. Russia actually is on last legs and what goes on in Ukraine now will start happening in Russia pretty soon. Russian economic and political system as rotten as Ukrainian, it just that they have their oil money so they throw a bit of cash to people and the rest they invest in propaganda that make people believe they have progress. In Ukraine they tried to do the same but it appears we don't have enough resources for leading the same lifestyle.

This days our monetary system collapse, country itself falling apart. There are possible different scenarios. Russia may try to split Ukraine in the same manner they did at last Olympics, when they started war with Georgia. Even if they do it they won't be able to absorb new territories because Russia can hardly keep together their present territories.

Worse what can happen it is if Putin will send troops for helping Ukrainian police special forces to crush down protesters. In such case many will die. Some say Russian troops already in Ukraine and now they receive supplies of ammunition. OK, let's see, folks. If it is what they planned they will do it shortly. Keep eye on this, because it is not just you regular uprising, it is the end of empire.

The violent part of protests began on January 19, after parliament illegally passed laws and regulations that restricted peoples freedom placing us somewhere between Belorus and North Korea. It was special Sunday public gathering on Maydan with some 60.000-80.000 people attending. I must say the patience of people was over and many had this foreboding that something was about to happen. People were expecting someone from opposition to take responsibility and organize us for some action, but no one was found and then some activist jumped on scene and told that group of activists were going to walk and drive to parliament and he invited everything to join them.

A crowd of approximately 10.000 people moved by Grushevskogo street towards parliament but street was blocked by police vehicles with hundreds of police blocking street. We asked police to let us though for we were peaceful protesters and were acting according to constitution. Police refused to let people though. People kept pressing on police, situation still was controlled when police began using tear gas and throw grenades in crowd. Ambulance was taking protesters one after another without eyes and limbs. So it began..

What I find amazing is self organizing abilities of our people. Tens of thousands of people, different ages who never been to war already by evening knew what to do. Picking out tiles, breaking stones into smaller pieces, delivering fuel, bottles and mixing molotova cocktails. Constructing different appliances for throwing stones, making bow, shields ... just name it. Even people in wheelchairs finally could do something useful for society by passing stones towards front line.

The president and his people are gang of roving bandits who tried to establish themselves in megapolis. Kiev is 4 million city and has seen attacks of nomads since ancient times. Exactly like this people were coming out to protect city from enemy. I believe that amazing self organization is some ancient program that open when danger hang over our collective future.

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Policeman hit by bottle with molotova cocktail.

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Here people testing newly built catapult.

Police captured Cossack and tortured him, beat him up, shot with rubber bullets, get him out of clothes on bitter cold (-15C) performed some other acts of humiliation. Someone succeeded to film this and published video. Everyone saw Cossack was acting with dignity so it worsen the image of police and authorities.

In chess a player is said to be "in zugzwang" when any possible move will worsen his position. This is what happened with president. He has been in zugzwang since end of November when he ordered to beat up peaceful protesters.

In Ancient Roman warfare, the testudo or tortoise formation was a formation used commonly by the Roman Legions during battles. (Testudo is the Latin word for "tortoise")

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On third day police began shoot people.

Kremlin sponsored propaganda was spreading info that Maydan is a bunch of Ukrainian nationalist right wing extremists from West part of country. After they start killing protesters it appeared first dead guys were not Ukrainian at all, first was Armenian (here is on photo) second dead was Belorussian... this info left lying Russian and Ukrainian journalists from government channels in really stupid situation.

Those days we saw a lot of media in downtown. I could always spot reporters from our government channels, from constant lie their eyes a little bit crossed, eye balls go down every time they talk. They don't look straight in the eyes, not for long.

Morning on Grushevskogo street.

Sniper was killing people and this was too dangerous to stay in open. People had to burn used car tires to make wall of smoke so snipers couldn't see our side.

After few days parliament and president abolished laws that restricted our freedom and caused this uprising. Things calmed down and protesters dragged piano up on barricades. They obviously wanted to elevate the cultural level of police. She sings for the deaf because at the same time police high rank officers turned on some pop music for the police to listen.

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