February 18, 2022 – Kyiv, Ukraine — On the eighth anniversary of the Maidan massacre of around 50 protesters and the many other wounded, community members gather to pay their respects and mourn the dead. Protesters witnessed three violent days of protests, instigated by Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign an agreement of diplomacy with Europe.
Mourners wore blue and yellow, colors of the Ukrainian flag in remembrance and decorated the areas around Maidan Nezalezhnosti where many protesters were shot and became known as the “Heavenly Hundred”.
The incident is still under investigation to determine who ordered sniper fire upon a crowd of protesters. Four law enforcement officers were also killed from gunshot wounds that day.
“I should have been dead from the injuries I sustained”
Bondar Mykhola, Commander of the 4th Cossaks Centurion of Maidan – tells his first hand account of Maydan Massacre.
“You ask me what’s happening now with Russia? Back then it was Russia fighting, it was Empire fighting against peaceful citizens. Who wanted fairness and who want to live.”
Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks about the tension with Russia at an event in Kyiv, Ukraine honoring the “Heavenly Hundred” on the 8th anniversary of Maidan Massacre.
This is not a freezing conflict, this is a hot war.
“This is just to demonstrate how different is Ukraine and Russia. No one like Putin can stop us. This is not a freezing conflict, this is a hot war. We should be strong, we should be united with the whole world… This is the right way to keep the peace.” Poroshenko said.
Life in the Ukraine continues as normal under the threat of a possible invasion, according to the (SBU) Ukraine’s security service, it has seen unprecedented attempts of cyber attacks that aim to influence the general public with misinformation.
The SBU has raised concerns over the strength of this secondary form of warfare. As Russia claims to be ending their “standard military practices” of positioning troops around Ukraine’s border, life in the Ukraine continues as normal under the threat of a possible invasion.
Video by Oliya Scootercaster (FreedomNews.TV)