PROJECT POSTCARDS FROM MAIDAN: Volodymyr Popadiuk from Lviv Oblast

PROJECT POSTCARDS FROM MAIDAN: Volodymyr Popadiuk from Lviv Oblast

Voices of Ukraine

Translated by Voices of Ukraine
Edited by Alex Howard for VOU
Postcards from Maidan is an art initiative that helps facilitate the psychological rehabilitation and physical recovery of patients. Artists visit the wounded and use drawings as a storytelling mechanism of Maidan. The wounded are later presented with the drawings. This is the story of one Maidan protester. It is story #14.

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 3.48.50 PMVolodymyr Popadiuk, from Lviv Oblast, was beaten by Berkut riot police.

“I spent three months on Maidan. I did come back home at times, to get washed up and change my clothes. Last time, I was beaten on Shovkovychna Street, on February 18, 2014. I came to back to Lviv for a funeral on February 23, and that’s where I felt my head spinning, and so I came back here.

I was beaten around 2 or 3 am, when the Berkut police [Ed. note–now disbanded riot police] started chasing us. I stood up…

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