9 - Under Attack

Elena Vaytsel in Kyiv, Ukraine. photo elenameg.com
[Image 9-1] Meg takes a picture of Elena taking a picture of Meg.
Flag Kyiv at the European Table on Kreschatic photo elenameg.com
[Image 9-2] Sunday afternoon on Kreschatic, Kyiv's main downtown street, closed to vehicles on Sundays. The big yellow flag proclaims Kyiv's (Ukraine) place at the European table.
Elena Vaytsel restrained by parents outside McDonalds in Kyiv Ukraine photo elenameg.com
[Image 9-3] Elena is restrained by her parents outside the Kyiv train station's McDonald's during the assault and kidnapping attempt.
Elena Vaytsel photographs candles photo elenameg.com
[Image 9-4] Elena photographs candles
A plush toy bunny, Celtic bracelet, Chanel glasses, cheesy candle, package of nickel metal hydride batteries photo elenameg.com
[Image 9-5] A plush toy Elena gave to Meg when she arrived, sits on a Formica bedside table along with various artifacts.
Elena Vaytsel in Kyiv Ukraine photo elenameg.com
[Image 9-6] Elena with her tiny Nikon. Pre-attack and kidnapping.
Ukrainian police in 2006 photo elenameg.com
[Image 9-7] Militsia - or Militia, the Ukrainian equivalent of police, huddle around the station entrance smoking nervously in a blizzard.