Why did Maidan 2013/14 happen ?

Why did we have Maidan and what is it today?

Maidan started in November 2013 and has been functioning till the present day.

It is this Maidan that united Ukrainians in Ukraine, In Europe and in the World. Many of the previous Maidan groups, Euromaidan, Automaidan, New York maidan and Washington Maidan etc. have renamed their groups.  Now they are all separate on FB  and I don’t know about the reality. I tend to think we are all still one. The reason is we haven’t achieved the goal of Maidan yet. I can’t believe millions of Ukrainians in Ukraine stood through the ice and cold to become simple clubs all over the world socializing on FB.

In my opinion the ‪#‎Maidan‬ and ‪#‎EuroMaidan‬, and ‪#‎Euromaidan  NewYork‬‪  #‎Automaidan‬ etc. have to be revamped and have to continue using the “Maidan name. The people are still one, and the name shouldn’t be changed. It shows a unity and even more important it shows a consistency.

It is because of  ‪#‎KyivMaidan‬ that we all got together. It is because of #KyivMaidan that we stood together for Ukraine’s dignity. It is the #KyivMaidan that continues to supply ATO and it is the performers of #KyivMaidan that keep raising money for and supporting the volunteer Battalions in Donbas and ATO. It is still all one. It is still #Maidan. It is still living in tents but not in the center of Kyiv but closer to where ATO is in Eastern Ukraine. It is still operating in every city of Ukraine and major cities of the world. Why change the name?

Until Ukraine is free and there are no Russians killing our people in Ukraine
it is #Maidan the stand for Ukraine and it’s dignity that is central. Let us not change our names. They are all pseudonyms  but the real name for why we are all together is Ukraine.  Ukraine is our country and Kyiv is our capital and #Euromaidan is our unifying factor and has been since 2013.

It started with a bunch of kids who wanted to join the EU and put an end to corruption. It started with the desire to end corruption by  getting  rid of Yanik, remember ciao vitja ciao……!!   We haven’t achieved anything, because Yanik was Putin’s puppet, and now we have Putin. Corruption is moving out at a snail’s pace. There is a war. People think Krym (Crimea) is Russia. Ukraine isn’t a part of the EU.

The people of maidan, have been beaten, shot and killed but not broken. They are working everyday to supply and keep ATO going. They have become MP’s and community leaders. Let’s not forget that. Let’s not leave that name for Ukraine’s strongest movement for self determination and self esteem ever.

January 2014 photo at Maidan in Kyiv Krym without Ukraine is like the Sun without the sky….. don’t anger us it isn’t necessary SEVASTOPOL
For Ukraine for her  destiny for her honor and freedom, for the people....  this is a song....
A banner in Kyiv at Maidan in January 2014 For Ukraine for her destiny for her honor and freedom, for the people…. this is a song….
My friends and I met again after the last battle at Institutska,  I had returned from the USA and this again was our farewell week end......
Marta and Serhij my friends from Mykhajliwski Rukh My friends and I met again after the last battle at Institutska, I had returned from the USA and this again was our farewell week end…… Serhij is walking again after being shop near prof spilka and Marta is still our friend
Maidan in January from the Institutska Bridge     January 19 2014  that night hrushevska burned
A view from the Bridge on a Sunday My friends and I met again after the last battle at Institutska, I had returned from the USA and this again was our farewell week end……
Maidan is Revolution,  if it doesn't matter to you, then stay home.  This is when I decided to stay at Maidan.
Maidan is Revolution January 16, 2014 Kyiv Maidan is Revolution, if it doesn’t matter to you, then stay home. This is when I decided to stay at Maidan.

Halyna Klymuk
May 27, 2015