Yulia Tolopa "Valkyrie," Russian citizen fighting for Ukraine. "I just did not understand why Maidan was presented in such a negative way by the Russian media, why people were being told that it was something anti-Russian. They said “Russians are being slaughtered," that they hate Russians on Maidan and they prohibit the Russian language. I packed my stuff, a backpack, and came to see what was happening for myself. I admired the Ukrainian people. When the entire country rises because the students were beaten--to stand against those in power. I had not thought that Ukrainians are that strong. Strong in spirit, strong physically, strong morally."