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Ukraine: Cossacks of Ukraine trot passed Maidan's barricades00:50

Ukraine: Cossacks of Ukraine trot passed Maidan's barricades

Ukraine, Kiev
December 14, 2013 at 10:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Cossacks of Ukraine trot passed Maidan's barricades

Six cossacks in traditional red, black and yellow dress, rode on horseback throughout the streets of Kiev on Saturday.

They trotted passed the barricades blocking the entrance to Independence Square (Maidan), whereupon protesters approached to stroke the horses and pose for photos.

Cossacks are noted in national folklore as the "heroes" of Ukraine's history.

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Ukraine: Cossacks of Ukraine trot passed Maidan's barricades

Six cossacks in traditional red, black and yellow dress, rode on horseback throughout the streets of Kiev on Saturday.

They trotted passed the barricades blocking the entrance to Independence Square (Maidan), whereupon protesters approached to stroke the horses and pose for photos.

Cossacks are noted in national folklore as the "heroes" of Ukraine's history.