Warning: this post contains graphic images that readers may find disturbing.
The woman’s name is Yulia, and she’s one of the people protesting in the Ukraine right now.
In this YouTube clip, which has so far been seen over 4 million times, she explains what is going on in Kiev and pleads for the world to help her people “to live a normal life”.
Pro-democracy group Ukrainian Euromaidan has recently created a Facebook project depicting the people who have helped and inspired the movement. They are referred to as Maidaners.
This is a gallery of the images they’ve shared.