10 years later, a war-weary Ukraine reflects on events that began its collision course with Russia

In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo Pro-European Union activists hold lights as they sing the Ukrainian national anthem, celebrating the New Year in Kyiv's main square. At least 100,000 Ukrainians gathered in a sign of support for integration with Europe. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)

In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo a protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)

KYIV, Ukraine — It happens every November, when the cold descends on Kyiv. The change in weather always makes Dmytro Riznychenko think back, and he is overwhelmed by his emotions.