Yellow, blue & blood red

Iryna
Posted February 19, 2014 from Ukraine
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25 people died, more than 1000 are injured. This is the result of the raid launched by police on Independence Square in Kyiv yesterday, February 18. “It was a day of non-stop bloodletting, smoke, fire and screeching ambulances,” says Kyiv Post, a Ukraine’s leading English-language newspaper.

President blames opposition for violence. People blame President for allowing the situation to go to bloodshed.

EU leaders call for Ukraine sanctions, reports Financial Times on its website: “There are no circumstances that can legitimise or justify such scenes,” José Manuel Barroso says.

Lady Ashton, the UE Foreign Policy Chief, initiated an extra meeting of EU’s foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday to discuss about the sanctions: “All possible options will be explored, including restrictive measures against those responsible for repression and human rights violations,” said in the official statement.

Despite of the calls to leave Maidan, Kyiv main square, women don’t go. They prepare Molotov cocktails, help wounded and pray… Pray for the safe and peaceful future of Ukraine.

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Shahd Majeed
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 19, 2014

All the love and prayer! Thanks for sharing! Its sad how people die all around the world with leas authorities action, but it makes me happy that women are always peacemakers! Wherever they go and whatever their position was!

My prayers for you and your love ones to be safe!

Iryna
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 19, 2014

Thank you so much for your support, Shahd! Who if not you understand what I am talking about! I hope God will stay with Ukraine and give a hand of support to our women, because you are right, women are the main peacemakers always.

Warmest wishes from the hot Ukraine, Iryna

Alexandra Fercak
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 19, 2014

Hello Iryna, thanks so much for the report and images! I have been following the developments in Ukraine very closely and it really is heartbreaking. I hope that things will calm down soon and reasonable voices will prevail.

Take care and keep us posted!

Iryna
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 19, 2014

We really pray and hope something to happen and bring peace to our land. Thank you so much for your support, Alexandra! I will continue to describe the situation as I see it like a woman.

Warmest regards, Iryna