My country has paid a high price for its freedom, but we should recognise the untold victories that have taken place since 2014
When you can’t agree on what success is, you risk failure. As Ukraine prepares for a presidential election on 31 March, five years on from what we call the “revolution of dignity” or “Maidan”, has our nation learned where its strengths lie? I often look back to February 2014, the final month of the revolution. Victory came at a price, with almost 100 protesters killed by the police in central Kyiv. The capital’s main square seemed flooded with injured people and coffins. I remember those who aren’t around any more, people I knew and admired. Many were later killed or taken prisoner in the war unleashed by Russia’s intervention.
The solidarity and sense of responsibility individuals demonstrate is one of the great legacies of our revolution