The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the first day of the weekend honored the Memory of victims of participants of protests on the Maidan together with their families and loved ones, informs the press service of the head of the country.
"Petro Poroshenko, Mrs. Marina (the wife of the President - ed.) and the children of the Heroes who defended the right of Ukraine to a European future, set the lamps to the memorial Cross in the Alley of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, which is located on the site of the mass shooting on 20 February protesters on the street Instytutska street ", - informs the press service.
then the head of the country together with his wife and bereaved families participated in the litany for the dead. Also the memory of the victims observed a minute of silence and mourning chime.
in Ukraine on 21 November 2013 were initiated demonstrations of disagreement against the decision of the authorities to stop for some time preparations for the signing of the agreement with the EU. The rallies, which started as a peaceful event sanctioned, resulted in armed confrontation between radicals and police officers, and in February 2014 led to the coup in the country. Eventually the riots died a hundred people, which Ukraine called " Heavenly hundred ", but the things themselves - the " revolution of dignity ". Ukrainian authorities place the blame for crimes on the Maidan to the former government headed by President Viktor Yanukovych.