Another uncertain weekend gone by, another Saturday and Sunday that fit the pattern:
Saturday = more or less normal, Sunday = mass protests, marches, violence.
There's something about Sundays... they've become a day to dread in eastern Ukraine. It's like Monday through Saturday people go to work and school, do the grocery shopping, live спокойно (calmly), and then Sunday comes and there's some madness in the air. It could be said that things are tense 24/7, but on Sundays people are ready for war.
Saturday @ Freedom Square:
We caught the tail end of the MTC Kharkiv International Marathon that afternoon.
Families, couples, and friends strolled through the mainly empty Freedom Square.