A year after the bloodbath on Kyiv's Maidan square, Ukraine mourns

February 20, 2015 7:46 PM

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KIEV, Ukraine — One year ago, Ihor Zastavnyi was shot three times and lost a leg while taking part in demonstrations that he hoped would lead to a better Ukraine. Today he faces a country that is racked by war, struggling with corruption and pleading to the world for financial help while still stinging from Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

“All this was not in vain. It’s impossible even to think like this,” he said.

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