Today marks an important #anniversary, which split my #life in two.
Four years ago on the 21st of November I went to #Maidan (the Independence Square in #Kyiv, #Ukraine) and found that I was not alone. We, the people of Ukraine, started what later got the name #Euromaidan - a movement that united millions to set the vector of development of our country towards Western Civilization. Away from the #russia and their rotten #imperialism and #terrorism.
First it was a peaceful meeting in support of European integration and the EU-UA association treaty that was in danger. Little did we know that we would be ignored by our #corrupt #government and a week later our ongoing protest would be dispersed by force in the middle of the night. That triggered a #revolution - the #Revolutionofdignity.
The rogue, #kremlin controlled puppet government killed hundreds of #people and injured thousands more before fleeing from Ukraine.
From that point #moscow wages #war on us and on everyone, who believes in and lives with #humanrights, #freedom, #liberty, respects #selfdetermination, and strives for a #great #future.
I wish all of us peace.
The image above ("Birth of a Nation", oil on canvas, 50x40cm, 2014) is the result of not only my brush strokes, but my sweat, my blood, my gasoline and Molotov cocktails, my burning tires... But I am just one drop in the ocean. I am proud to have been there and acted alongside millions of people. Together we are stronger than any tyrant. We rise with the occasion. We write history. We create the future. We change nations and we change ourselves.
We will always remember the heroes, who have fallen in this #fight.
We will also never forget the enemy, the perfidious, the scum, the immoral, the murderous, the vile, the hateful - the russia. #fuckrussia for now.
But I know the russia will change, too. When they wake up they will be shocked - they will realize that they lost all love, all respect, everything, too many lives.
Change is the only one inevitable constant.