BEFORE AND AFTER: Kiev’s Independence Square

Independence Square (aka Maidan) in central Kiev is the epicenter of an ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Protesters have been camped out since December, defending Maidan against Russian-backed riot police and security forces loyal to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. At least 26 people have died in the clashes over the past two days.

Here’s what Independence Square looked like in September 2009 as compared to Wednesday morning:


kievFlickr/Alexei Shershnyov and Reuters/Olga Yakimovich

Read more:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s