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Independence Square Protests

February 6, 2014 at 2.03am by

I have received many emails from members asking how is the situation in Ukraine with the protesters and is it safe to travel there at present.

I am currently in Kiev and for all intents and purposes life goes on as normal for the people and tourists. Unless you visit the trouble spots there is no appearance of any protests or disruptions.

However, at Independence Square and outside the Government buildings, the situation is different.

Independence Square has blockades and protesters who have taken over the area in a peaceful protest. Anyone is free to wander through the area and take photos and mingle with the protesters. In fact, they see it as an opportunity to publicise their plight and welcome interaction.

I have taken photos and have posted them on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UkraineBridesAgency please look at them.

The protesters are camped in temperatures sometimes below -20C and have almost no washing facilities but seem to be holding up well.

The other group of protesters are a distance away at the Government buildings and this group must be avoided. They are extremely hostile and volatile and the situation is very tense between themselves and the police and Government.

Many groups are working at making a peaceful resolution to the demonstrations and general unrest, but time will tell on the likely success of these talks.

Yes, it is safe to visit Ukraine – for now, Hopefully there will be a peaceful resolution, but watch for developments.

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