12 months prior to our visit the former president had his troops fire on protestors in Independence square. 51 of them lost their lives.
There was an air of positivity about the place. The Saturday was Kiev day, and the entire city had come out to celebrate.
The situation then and now in Eastern Ukraine is unstable with the Ukrainians fighting the Russian backed rebels.
Here are a few of the published photographs as well as a couple that didn’t make it.