THERE IS SOMETHING so haunting about watching a city square engulfed in flames, while a church service is broadcast in the background – that’s what I heard while watching this livestream of the riots currently going on in the Ukraine, this afternoon at about 11:30am EST. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be in Kiev right now, but I am thinking about everyone involved, and their safety.

Matador ran a photo essay by photo journalist Ilya Varlamov back in January; click through to read more about the political unrest in this area of the world, as well as to see his incredible ground-level footage of the action. Whether or not you agree with the cause, this is important to watch.

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