The First Tents
When tents appeared on Maidan, complete with wood stoves and generators, we knew the protesters were here to stay.
Defending Maidan, Defending Ukraine
Maidan's self-defence force was critical to its success. They guided us when Berkut, the riot police, chased us off Grushevsky Street into Maidan's fortified walls. Then they rallied and chased Berkut away. I will always respect them for that.
Protest at Institutska
The country expressed its grief for the dead in Maidan and beyond. Countless people laid flowers in memory of Ukraine's newest heroes.
Memorials sprung up in every place that people died.
Barricades made from any available materials protected the heart of Maidan from the police.
David Lawrence is a communications consultant focused on international development. He provides advice on content strategy, writes and edits material for websites and publications, and dabbles in design and website development. His main clients are the World Bank Group and USAID-funded programs.
Prior to 2010, David managed private sector development programs in Mongolia, Indonesia, and the former Soviet Union for the International Finance Corporation.
He lives in Kyiv with his wife and two children.