10 years later, a war-weary Ukraine reflects on events that began its collision course with Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — It happens every November, when the cold descends on Kyiv. The change in weather always makes Dmytro Riznychenko think back, and he is overwhelmed by his emotions.

“This is where it truly began,” Riznychenko said, walking through central Kyiv’s Independence Square recently, reflecting on the uprising that unleashed a decade of momentous change for Ukraine, eventually leading to the current war with Russia.

Dmytro Riznychenko, who took part in the uprising that eventually ousted Ukraine’s Moscow-friendly president, visits a memorial to the victims in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

“Ten years

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