EuroMaidan women warriors eager to fight injustice, sex discrimination

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Feb. 13, 2014, 10:20 p.m. | People — by Nataliya Trach

Martial arts coach Olena Shevchenko (L) teaches members of the EuroMaidan women self-defense unit how to fight during a training session on Feb. 11.
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Nataliya Trach

Inside a small gym close to Kyiv’s Independence Square, a short and sturdy brunette shows other women self-defense tactics. “You should pay more attention to your legs,” the coach says. “First you take steps, and only then do you turn your body.”

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