British Expatriates in Kiev Helping Out Protesters
The Ukraine is in the midst of a very troubling time, one which has not escaped the eyes and ears of British expatriates in Kiev. Many Brits have been showing their support to anti-government protesters in any way they can, after describing the scenes in Ukraine’s capital as ‘disgusting’.
Protesters have been attacked by the governments forces, and this has forced many of the injured to seek refuge in Churches just to get the medical attention they require. Many are not happy over the current government, who have been described as corrupt. As such a large number have taken to Independence Square, to make their point known as one huge collective voice.
Could the Ukraine be on the verge of a civil war?
While the scenes look dangerous and upsetting, British expatriates in Kiev have not hidden away. Instead they have done whatever is in their power to help the anti-government protesters on the front line. Reports suggest that many are donating their own personal medical supplies, so that they can be used to help the wounded and the hurt.
The number of British expatriates in Kiev who are supporting the anti-government protesters is not known. But what is definitely known is the fact that these Brits would like to remain under the radar. For many obvious reasons and also because the police are feared.
The Ukrainians have not let the British help go unnoticed, as they have gone to the extra effort to translate press releases to English so Brits are able to stay ahead of the developments. With the Ukraine on the brink of a state of emergency and requiring assistance from the army, it will be interesting to see which side they take and whether or not the eastern European nation is on the verge of a civil war.