Today in the series ‘Maidan Through Photos’, devoted to the work of photojournalists, we introduce Dmitry Stoykov, an independent photojournalist and videographer. At the moment he is working with the team of reporters creating video reports for Faz.net (Germany):
«Yesterday, when the hawks left for Instytuska from Shelkovychna Street, where the protesters were located, journalists organized an improvised press box at the unglazed balcony above the ground floor. Until the clashes started, it really seemed to be a perfect spot for shooting video. I was there with two other photographers. The activists started throwing cocktail bombs at the policemen, who answered with bombshells. Since not all the throws were well-directed, some of the cocktails and bombshells made it into our balcony. We had to step back inside the building — we broke the glass and entered someone’s office. Of course it was illegal, but it helped save our lives. If we jumped down to the street, we would have found ourselves in the crossfire.