DEMOSTRATIONS IN KYIV A WEEK BEFORE JESC 2013
KYIV, UKRAINE – The winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest and one of the symbols of the Orange Revolution, Ruslana, went back to Kyiv’s Independence Square to join the protests caused by the Ukrainian government’s refusal to sign the agreement with the European Union.
More than 100,000 people travelled from all across the Ukraine to join the rally for the European future of their country, including the WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko and the local super star Ruslana. They were both symbols of the Orange Revolution that so dramatically brought democracy to this Eastern European country in December 2004.
The Ukrainian Eurovision winner Ruslana asked her compatriots to join the protests through her official website. “Let’s not allow them to steal our future! We must show the world that Ukraine belongs to Europe”, she wrote on a call for a mass rally today.
The protests are still ongoing in the capital’s Independence Square which was renamed into “The European Square”. The news spread very fast on the social networks under the hash tag #ЄвроМайдан (European Square).
Ruslana will perform in less than a week at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv!