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Dear Readers,

First of all, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your support, your visits and comments on my blog.

I would like to inform you about my intent to take a temporary break from posting to my blog, due to the current unrest in Ukraine.

I am following the old saying:  “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”.

I am “getting out of my kitchen” , since I am totally consumed by the current events in Ukraine, a country of my ancestors, and current motherland of many of my relatives and friends.

I am so blessed and thankful for living in a truly democratic country, where my human rights and freedom of speech are not violated.

My heart aches, watching the peaceful Ukrainian protesters on  Euromaidan in Kyiv, and numerous cities of Ukraine, since November 2013, fighting for their constitutional rights, grossly violated by their dictatorial government.

Many Euromaidan participants are being abducted by Berkut, even from hospitals while recovering from injuries, stripped naked in subzero temperatures, inhumanly tortured, humiliated, and even killed.

Please watch this short video to get a better understanding of what is going on, and you will be appalled of what you witness here.

I am a humble, religious woman, who does not get too involved in politics, but who cherishes freedom and human rights.  I support these values for all human beings throughout the world.

I dedicate this post to the five fallen heroes of Ukraine, who lost their life for freedom and democracy in Ukraine, during this turbulent time at Euromaidan in Kyiv, yet will  never have a chance to cherish it.

They had no weapons, hence not being a threat to anyone, yet their life was taken by sadistic, fascist, heartless, government supported thugs  – Berkut and Titushky.

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Yuriy Verbytsky – 50-year-old seismologist and Euromaidan volunteer, was found dead in a forest near Kyiv on January 22. He was abducted from a Kyiv hospital along with opposition activist and journalist Ihor Lutsenko after sustaining an eye injury during a police clash. Lutsenko says both he and Verbytsky, whose hands and clothes bore traces of duct tape, were tortured all night. Police say Verbytskyy died of exposure.

Mikhail Zhyzneuski – Euromaidan activist who was in his late 20s, died of a gunshot wound to the heart on January 22 during police clashes. A native of Belarus, he was a member of the Ukrainian nationalist group UNA-UNSO.Native of Belarus, killed during police clashes on Euromaidan in Kiev

Roman Senik, a protester from a town in the western Lviv region, died in a Kyiv hospital on January 22 after being wounded in the chest during clashes with riot police. Senik, 45, underwent several operations, including an arm amputation, before succumbing to his injuries.

Serhiy Nihoyan, 21, was shot dead on January 22 during a violent clash between riot police and protesters in Kyiv. An ethnic Armenian, Nihoyan was part of Euromaidan’s security team. The authorities insist Nihoyan was killed by bullets that are not used by police forces.

Pavlo Mazurenko -  was badly beaten by the police on the roof of the trade centre on Gnata street in Kyiv, for participating in Euromaidan. On 20 December he however refused to go to the hospital, and died on 22 December in life support department of Kyiv city hospital from pneumonia.

Please join me in prayer for the souls of these fallen heroes,  speedy recovery of hundreds of others who are gravely injured, and for Freedom of Ukraine from their Dictator Yanukovych with his thugs.

THANK YOU ALL!

If you are interested in learning more about these events, here are some links for you to check out:

I will be back, once the situation in Ukraine progresses towards peace and democracy.

According my  Google report, thousands of my readers are from over 39 different countries, some of which can easily identify with the current situation in Ukraine.

Please contact your country’s government to support freedom in Ukraine, impose sanctions against the grossly corrupted government, force resignation of  equally corrupted Ukrainian President Yanukovych, and do not allow any of those thugs to seek exile in your countries.

Slava Ukraini – Glory to Ukraine!

Heroyam Slava – Glory to her Heroes!

Thank you for all your support.

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10 Responses

  1. Leandra

    January 29th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

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    Blessings my friend..You will be in my thoughts.

  2. Suburban Grandma

    January 30th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

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    My kind THANK YOU my friend. I am placing all my hope in the Lord our Savior.

  3. suburbangrandma.com

    January 30th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

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    Here is an email I received from one of my readers in the UK:

    “I have been somewhat busy of late and have not visited your website for some time. But your email touched a part of me and I followed the link. Needless to say I was horrified at what I saw.

    We don’t get much information on the news here about the Ukraine. There was something the other day about the Prime Minister offering to resign, but I would think that very few people in the UK are really aware of what is going on.

    I will pass this link on to everyone I know, in the hope of increasing (if only minutely) our awareness of the suffering happening in the Ukraine.

    You must be so worried about all you friends and relatives living through all of this and my heart goes out to you – and to them.

    I sincerely hope that the world will step in to put a stop to the suffering.

    Take care my friend. My thoughts are with you.
    xxxxx “

  4. suburbangrandma.com

    January 30th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

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    You are such a sweet and caring person. Thank you from my heart and on behalf of all Ukrainians, for your kind words and deeds. Thank you for spreading awareness of these sad events in Ukraine, throughtout UK and other countries, where you have family and friends.
    I pray to God that the pressure on Yanukovich and his government, from the leaders of other “CIVILIZED” countries, will contribute to resignation of this corrupted government, and a take over by righteous leaders of the people. God Bless Ukraine.

  5. suburbangrandma.com

    January 30th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

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    Here is another email from my friend in Japan:

    Thank you, my dear friend, for sharing a link.
    I am watching the related news every day and thinking of you.
    You must be very much worrying about the situation.
    I am praying for the fallen heroes and hope that peace and freedom will come soon.

    Take care, my friend

    Lots of love
    Sachiko

  6. suburbangrandma.com

    January 30th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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    Thank you so much Sachiko. I know you have friends who work in Kyiv, and I am sure you are concerned about their safety.
    Let’s hope the Good Lord hears our prayers, and Ukraine will concur this evil and the righteous will prevail to bring Freedom to Ukraine and her oppressed people. It is good to know that Japan is informing its citizens about events in the world, even in small countries like Ukraine. THANK YOU!
    Glory to Ukraine! – Slava Ukraini!

  7. Lori Mumaw

    February 20th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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    I have had you on my mind and your family and friends in your motherland. I watch the updates in horror and truly makes me realize just how lucky we are. I thankfully have never known the fear that so many have in Ukraine.

    My heart and prayers are with your motherland. Many Hugs!

  8. Suburban Grandma

    February 21st, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, and from the hearts of all Ukrainians in Ukraine and throughout the world.
    We all are praying. We hope our Lord will hear our prayers,bring peace to Ukraine and end the corruption of the current government.
    Slava Ukraini! Slava Heroyam!
    Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Her Heroes!

  9. Liana

    May 10th, 2014 at 2:02 am

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    I came across your website because of the blog about peeling potatoes, but this link about Kyiv caught my eye. I’m American, but I was taking a 3 month course in Kyiv during the protests. It was a very difficult time for the Ukrainian people and it touched me deeply! I know that in the east of Ukraine there are struggles still going on. Ukraine is always in my thoughts and prayers. I have a job offer there and will probably be going back to Kyiv in August provide that the crisis doesn’t get worse. Although I’m back in the States, I still have the yellow and blue ribbon on my purse that I received on the metro.

  10. Suburban Grandma

    May 10th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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    I am so glad you found my website and read my article about Ukraine. I also am extremely sad and concerned about the future of Ukraine and her people. They are trying soooo hard to squash the corruption there, but I am sure it will take some time, since Russia’s agents are all over Ukraine, and stirring conflicts between the locals. So many lives have already been lost, and the situation is improving very slowly….much slower than everyone would expect and like. I am praying and hoping for a miracle in Ukraine, to stop the violence, unite all the people and start to rebuild a righteous country.
    Congratulation to you for landing a job overseas, but please be very careful and stay safe.
    Thank you again for stopping by my blog and for taking your time to leave a lovely comment.


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