The frontman and cultural icon tells UT why its too early to draw conclusions on the events of 2014
Ukraine Today's special correspondent in Washington DC Natalka Pisnya is joined by Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Ukrainian musician, leading vocalist of Okean Elzy and civil activists, to discuss the results of 2013-2014 Euromaidan revolution.
"Many of the people who were standing on Maidan consciously and deliberately chose the value of freedom in favour of the value of security and safety. And that for me, is the first symptom - a good symptom - of the fact that we're moving in the right direction."
Watch the second part of the interview here: "My deepest belief is that the Ukrainian nation's biggest enemy is distrust. We don't trust in our government. We don't trust in our compatriots, in our neighbours, in our peers, in other Ukrainians. And the worst thing of all is that we do not trust ourselves."
Watch the third part of the interview here: "Nowadays, if you ask me the question, "Slava, what about you being this or that?" It seems childish to me. Many people ask me. I think it's childish. I am (part of the society I'm trying to build) and I will be. I have committed myself. I'll never give this up, for me it's very important in my life. To see my country doing better. Talking about politics, I couldn't care less. Politics and power, I just don't feel that it's something that I need. More or less, my ambitions are fulfilled."