Ahead of crucial elections that will determine not just Ukraine’s future, but the stability of the whole region, it's important to look back and remember exactly how all this started.
It began back in December, when then-President Viktor Yunukovych backed out of a partnership deal with the EU after pressure from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Producer Andrew Tkach and independent Ukrainian filmmakers “Babylon 13" have made a new short film, Memories of Maidan – a ground-level view on the front lines of Kiev’s Independence Square.
The voices of ordinary Ukrainian protesters relive their gripping memories of Maidan – the tsunami that brought Ukraine and Russia to the brink of war, saw Crimea annexed, and precipitated the deepest chill between Moscow and the West since the Cold War.
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