Philosophical thoughts from Kyiv – 20 March 2014

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portrait_wynnyckyj By Mychailo Wynnyckyj , Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School,  Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

Today is a noteworthy day. Exactly 120 days ago a few hundred people set up a tiny protest camp on Kyiv’s Independence Square. On November 21, this small group of people was outraged at the sudden about-face of the Azarov government, and its refusal to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Treaty. I returned to Kyiv on Sunday November 24 (after a short teaching assignment in Lviv) to participate in a fairly substantial demonstration: the first Sunday “viche”. We were pleased that upwards of 50 thousand came out to protest on that day. How far we’ve come since!

Looking back on the past 120 days, I feel like I’ve lived 5 years! I suspect many others feel the same…

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