Ukraine: what it hopes to leave behind

  • One year after protests brought hundreds of thousands to Maidan Square, Ukraine's struggle to set a new path continues. © NATO

  • Some are motivated by helping create a new, more honest society. Others want to make sure that the sacrifice of those who died is not in vain. © NATO

  • A key front in the country's struggle is information. The country has to deal with and counter a flood of inaccurate or simply false stories about what's happening in Ukraine. © NATO

  • Volunteers have filled many of the country's most pressing gaps. This first aid kit is compiled and transported free to troops in desperate need on the conflict frontline. © NATO

  • One of the reasons for Ukrainian's anger is the vast corruption that took place under former President Yanukovych. They were kept out of his luxurious estates and only found out the full extent of his theft once he had fled. © NATO

  • Scene of the crime: it was from this house that ex-President Yanukovych fled in February 2014. But not before he had looted expensive fixtures, paintings and furniture, which were loaded onto trucks and driven to Russia. © NATO

  • A Soviet reminder - Chernobyl. Just about 100 kilometres from Kiev lies a reminder of what life was like less than 30 years ago in Ukraine. Tens of thousands who were affected by the radioactive release from the Chernobyl reactor explosion were lied to about the possible effects. © NATO

  • Maybe this generation of Ukrainians will make it? After the disappointments of the past, from radioactive ghost towns like this one next to Chernobyl to flawed elections and failed revolutions, Ukrainians are hoping that this time, real change can be achieved in their country. © NATO