Seven years ago, the Euromaidan revolution started in Kyiv. Initially springing up against then-President Yanukovych’s foreign policy U-turn in the refusal to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, it grew into a protest against police violence and the corrupt regime itself.
Since then, Ukraine has been on a rollercoaster of dreams and crushed hopes. What did Euromaidan achieve? Did it change Ukraine? We asked activists and public intellectuals, and here is what they answered.
What was the place of Euromaidan in Ukrainian history? What has it achieved, and what was not reached?
Photo: Oscar Iansons. 27 November 2013. From the Human Factor. Last edition project
Nataliya Popovych, Co-founder, Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Founder, One Philosophy
Euromaidan is one of the defining moments in modern Ukrainian history and, in my opinion, it is the most important of the three revolutions that have taken place since 1990. Before Maidan, the outcomes of both, the Granite and the Orange Revolutions .
The main achievement of the Revolution of Dignity is its more lasting and profound effect on continuous civic activism.