Title: UKRAINA REVOLUTION III
Photographer(s): Andy Rocchelli
Publisher(s): Cesura Publisher, Piacenza, Italy
Print run: 500
Size: 27 x 41 cm
Edition: 1st as fanzine in 50 copies 2014, 2nd edition 2014, Cesura Publisher, Piacenza, Italy
Print: Nava Press, Milano, Italy
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Ukraine, 2014
In February 2014 Andy Rocchelli documented the protests in Kyiv that led to the Ukrainian revolution, also known as the Maidan revolution. Once back at Cesura headquarters, Andy realized a fanzine called Ukraina Revolution, which contains a sequence of photographs taken in those days in Maidan Square during the clashes. The fanzine, produced by Cesura Publish in the first edition of 50 copies, was then reprinted in a second edition, also in 2014.
Andrea 'Andy' Rocchelli was killed, together with human rights activist and interpreter Andrei Mironov, on 24 May 2014, near the city of Sloviansk, Ukraine, while documenting the conditions of civilians trapped in the Donbas conflict. On 12 July 2019, the Pavia Assize Court sentenced Vitaliy Markiv to 24 years' imprisonment for conspiracy to murder Andy and Andrei and found the Ukrainian state responsible for their deaths. On 3 November 2020, the defendant was exonerated in the appeal trial due to insufficient evidence. The search for truth and justice for Andy Rocchelli is still ongoing.
I don't want to add anything else, these are the facts. Andy's parents continue their battle in search of the truth about the killing of their son, working to make known the reportage work in Ukraine that Andy had documented in 2014 through interviews and photo exhibitions.