The death of Kateryna
About public reaction on tragic events
As a matter of fact, I did not know her. Some of my close friends did. They hung out together and helped each other but I never actually met Kateryna Handziuk. I only heard about her. Now that she’s dead, she will become a new line in Ukraine’s history. Her name will be mentioned next to Georgiy Gongadze’s, she will be remembered at demonstrations and in international reports — and she will be used as a meme. From what I know about her, I don’t think Kateryna would be especially thrilled about any of this. She was a class act: sincere, fiery, kind, impatient with dirt, open, sharp, truly learned, and smart. A true Ukrainian woman of the 21st century.