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.
May 27, 2015