The Military Absurd and The Victory of the Spirit: Maidan Transformed from Feb. 18-20

Voices of Ukraine

Self-Defense units Self-Defense units and their “armor”

Svetlana Yakovleva via Facebook
25/02/2014 23:12
Translated by Anna Danilova
Edited by Maria Stanislav
Edits and Visuals by Isis Wisdom

Source: https://www.facebook.com/svetayy/posts/639000032831951
I’m in tears, and I’m proud that Ukraine has such HEROES…
From a post by Dzvinka Kalynets-Mamchuk (who was also at Maidan that night)

Ukrainian protesters

Alexey Arestovich:
“You know, for the professional military community, all this ‘self-defense,’ made up of children and managers who donned motorcycle helmets, that was, how should I put it… ridiculous.

No serious man, except maybe a few, would be staying in a tent at Maidan, with all these watches and walking in ranks. That’s unacceptable.

Not to mention that waving a stick while waving a helmet, that’s just not done.

Not to mention that serious people have serious business, and they can’t dump it just like that, because of, you know, responsibilities.

Anatolii Stepanov

So, all in all, that community was…

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