Thousands of people are connected to the following webcams as they livestream directly from the Ukraine capital of Kyiv.
No voiceover narrating the situation. There is no breaking news with superimposed texts that stain the image, sound effects that alert the viewer, or split screens with experts giving their opinion on geopolitical implications.
The image, practically naked and without artifice, works as a window with direct sound to what is happening in that corner of a country at war. A few cars, tiny from the aerial point of view, can be seen driving at dusk. A practically deserted city.
A look into the center of war between Russia and Ukraine
The webcam from Ukraine offers us a real-time panorama of the Maidan or Independence Square from the center of the city of Kiev.
This square is located on Khreshchtyk Street, which became the economic engine after the development of the Industrial Revolution. Today the place has a large shopping center full of shops, restaurants, bars, supermarket, monuments and buildings as seen through the webcam in Kiev.
Finally, it is important to emphasize that Independence Square is very important for the city, not only because of its history but also because of its important ceremonies and cultural events.
On February 16, the Reuters agency had to interrupt its transmission from that same square because a prankster, rather than being frightened by a possible air attack, decided that it was the ideal time to fly his drone holding a sign that read “For sale”. parking space” as a humorous nod to the whole issue in the midst of an escalation of global tension.