Day of Dignity and freedom: Kyiv hosts requiem for heroes of 'Heavenly Hundred'

13:34 Nov. 21, 2016

Kyiv hosts requiem for heroes of 'Heavenly Hundred'

People gather at central Kyiv to remember the dead (Source: UNIAN)

Today, in central Kyiv, people commemorate  ‘Heavenly Hundred' heroes, who perished during the Revolution of Dignity

Day of Dignity and Freedom began with a requiem for the dead Euromaidan heroes. During the third anniversary of Maidan, relatives of the dead heroes, wounded Maidan rebels and activists of the Revolution of Dignity laid flowers to pay tribute to the departed. People also lighted the candles and commemorated the heroes with a minute of silence. 106 people were killed during the Revolution of Dignity.

The national police announced that for maintenance of civil security and discipline, 15,000 policemen and 3,000 of national guardsmen are involved. In all of the regions of Ukraine, 380 mass events will take place. At least 66,000 people are expected to take part in the events. 11,000 people are expected to take part in the events in Kyiv. 

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Read more:Garden of the 'Heavenly Hundred' three years after Maidan

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Novemeber 21 is an official rememberance day in Ukraine, Day of Dignity and Freedom, which was introduced by Petro Poroshenko in 2014. Day of Dignity and Freedom is marked to honor the beginning of two revolutions: the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity.

Read more: Revolution of dignity tallies up Russian-Soviet past - Poroshenko

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