Well, this is certainly a first for me. The last revolution in Ukraine, the Orange Revolution, happened in 2004 while we were in the States on home service. This time around things are different. We are not only in Ukraine but living on the outskirts of Kyiv, the center of all the action.
Today was the first day that we have been personally effected since the protests started on November 21. Today our school was canceled.
Events are changing rapidly and we have no idea what can happen. I am impressed, however, at the stamina of the Ukrainian people to face freezing temperatures, snow, threats of reprisal, and brutal police attacks. If ever there was a chance for change in Ukraine, now is it.
Useful links with information explaining the current events in Ukraine:
LIVE UPDATES: http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/euromaidan-rallies-in-ukraine-live-updates-333360.html
This video gives a brief synopsis of the reasons behind the protests. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/world/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-ukrainian-protests/2013/12/05/ca25dd6c-5dbf-11e3-95c2-13623eb2b0e1_video.html