Maclean’s foreign correspondent Michael Petrou is in Kyiv where he has witnessed the transformation of a city in less than 48 hours.
In the first video, Petrou reports from Khreshchatyk Street near the Maidan Square, where the barricades are getting reinforced, not dismantled, despite the fleeing of President Viktor Yanukovych and the naming of the country’s Parliament speaker to the presidential post on an interim basis. In the second, a volunteer cook named Tatiana Romanova says that she and the other protesters refuse to leave until the protesters’ political demands are met.
You can follow Petrou on Twitter at @michaelpetrou. His latest dispatches appear below: