In the summer of 2014 I traveled to Ukraine to investigate through photography and video, the revolution that had recently dissipated in the capitol Kiev, and to see the fall out of internally displaced people from the increasingly violet war in the east. This independent investigation was self published on ActLocalThinkGlobal.net
The Maidan is the main square of the capitol that gave its name to the "EuroMaidan" revolution. Along with journalist Marta Garcia Aliaga, we spoke to Ukrainians occupying the square.
One of these groups, the Ukrainian Cossacks, used there urban camp as a symbolic base of operations for the current war in the east of the country.
As well as photo essays and mini documentary, i used social media to publish bite sized video and report on the activities live from the ground
Cossack showing us his skills with theLoading
Marta demonstrating the home made #molotov cocktail launcher from the #kiev #protests in #Ukraine early this year. See ActLocalThinkGlobal.net for more videos
During my time in Kiev, it was clear that the euphoria of a successful popular revolution was dissipating. The square, though still jovial, had many masked men sitting in corners, to many army fatigues worn by militiamen. EuroMaidan was over, and although the increasing violence in the east was many miles away, what happens in the rest of the country is reflected in the capitol.Loading
Paramilatary guy walking around Maidan square, kiev with a very happy looking rat sitting on his shoulder #kiev #ukraine
We soon traveled by bus down to the southern city of Odessa. This beautiful port city was largely empty of the usual foreign tourists. A holiday resort just outside the city is being used to house persons with disabilities, fleeing there homes in war torn Donbas, in the east of the country.
OSCE, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has stationed observers around the country to report to central European and United Nations organizations, on the situation on the ground.
More to come soon ....