Monday, February 20, 2017

The Day of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes

  1. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a Decree on 11 February 2015 "On the Tribute to the Feat of the Participants of the Revolution of Dignity and the Commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes".
  2. Heavenly Hundred is a collective name given to the civil protesters who participated and bore the ideas of Euromaidan in Ukraine (the Revolution of Dignity) in December 2013 - February 2014.
  3. At the end of February 2014, protest rallies in the center of Kyiv ended with nearly one hundred activists being shot to death.
  4. On February 20, 2014, the Russian Federation violated Ukraine’s sovereignty, international laws and global security by invading its neighbour with unmarked masked “green men” with high tech weaponry.
  5. Dr. Olha Bohomolets, one of the attending physicians to 12 fatal gunshot victims at Ukraine Hotel, said that the victims were shot with high-precision rifles and powerful ammunition that broke their bones.
  6. Euromaidan was a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Ukraine, which began on the night of 21 November 2013 with public protests in Maidan Nezalezhnosti ("Independence Square") in Kiev, demanding closer European integration, calls for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych and his government and these protests led to the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.
  7. The first deaths occurred on Unity Day, 22 January 2014, during riots on Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, where 3 Euromaidan activists were shot dead.
  8. 20 February 2014 was the bloodiest day of the clashes with at least 21 anti-government protesters being killed. with the final death toll reaching to 103 protesters and 13 police.
  9. On February 23, 2014, in Poltava former monument of Lenin, which was taken down couple of days prior on February 21, its pedestal was converted into "monument of the Maidan Heroes".
  10. On April 13, 2014, in hamlet Buda, Chyhyryn Raion (vicinity of historical Cold Ravine) was installed a monument to "the Heavenly Hundred".
  11. On May 6, 2014, in Dubno was consecrated a commemorative landmark to "the Heavenly Hundred".
  12. On September 21, 2015, outside of Chicago in Bloomingdale, Illinois was opened a monument commemorating the people perished during the Euromaidan.


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