Condolences to fellow blogger Neeka, who just lost her father in Kyiv.
He was physically lost for some time, having wandered off while out walking with her mother and daughter. Trying to find him was a nightmare, according to her account of events dealing with police and hospital officials. (H/T Cybercossack)
The apathy and indifference of those officials absolutely chills the blood. The legacy of communism, perhaps ... but if that is the case, it is very scary to think how an ideology can so systematically, and so easily, kill human compassion. How much harder that must make the loss for Neeka and her family.