Poroshenko: Revolution of Dignity has drawn a line under the Russian-Soviet past

The revolution of dignity has drawn a line under the Russian-Soviet past.

As the correspondent of UNIAN, this was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, speaking at a ceremony on the occasion of the day of dignity and freedom.

Poroshenko urged not to repeat the mistakes of Hrushevsky and Petliura

«The Maidan has been called «European.» But the Revolution of dignity has drawn a line under the Russian-Soviet past, under the post — Soviet period», — stressed the head of state.

«It (the Revolution of dignity – ed.) established a clear demarcation line and in space and in time… marked a distinct boundary, which separates and alienates the world from their «Russian world», — said Poroshenko.

Poroshenko said that he is the initiator of the opening in the Alley of the Heavenly hundred Heroes in Kyiv the Museum of the revolution of Dignity.

«Are the initiator and first donor to create a charitable Foundation to raise funds for the construction of a memorial Museum and an international competition for best project,» he said at festivities on the occasion of the anniversary of the revolution of dignity on Monday in Kiev.

The President stressed that takes on the issue of a political solution and gives appropriate orders to allocate land for this Museum.

«If you want to take the political responsibility, to issue the order right there on-site, which is directly adjacent to the place of death during the revolution of Dignity, I have this political responsibility take and give the order (the land – ed.)», — said Poroshenko.

The head of state added that the Museum should become a «national cause.» «Structure, content and support in the future activities of the Museum of the revolution is a logical extension of the ideas of the revolution of the Maidan», — said the President.

Poroshenko urged not to repeat the mistakes of Hrushevsky and Petliura

President Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainian politicians to restrain their ambitions in order during the internal struggle to prevent the loss of state before the external enemy.

He said this during a speech on the occasion of the third anniversary of the start of Euromaidan, reports Ukrainian Pravda.

«Inherent in any democratic system of government competition, a competition with the opposition must not result in an internal war, a war without rules, which would weaken the country against an outside threat. And the more turbid the water, the more chances that the enemy will catch his or her fish,» he said.

Poroshenko reminded that Ukraine next spring will mark 100 years since the beginning of the national revolution and urged not to repeat the mistakes of its leaders.

«Just imagine, if four key figures of the contemporary era, namely, Hrushevsky, Vynnychenko, Petliura, Skoropadsky – was able then to put aside their differences and have teamed up to external challenges. The conclusion is obvious,» – said the President.

Also, he criticized the populist political forces, which, in his words, undermine the country from within.

«If the decision was made to create international populists, we would have delegated some of our parliamentary parties», – he said.

At the end of November 2013, the refusal of the Ukrainian government from signing the Association Agreement with the European Union became the root cause of the most massive in modern history of the state of the protests. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on 21 November 2013 decided to suspend the process of preparations for signing the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, which was to be signed at the Vilnius summit of «Eastern partnership» on 28-29 November 2013.

After beating dozens of students peacefully protesting on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev by riot police «Berkut» on the night of 30 November 2013, on the streets of cities of Ukraine left hundreds of thousands of citizens.

The protests lasted from late November to end of February 2014, received the name «Euromaidan», «Maidan» and the more recent «Revolution of Dignity». The result was that then-President Viktor Yanukovych in February, after the mass shooting of unarmed civilians on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev, fled to Russia.

More than a hundred civilians killed during the overthrow of the authoritarian regime of Viktor Yanukovych in the winter of 2013-2014, are called the Heavenly hundred.

According to the Ministry of health of Ukraine, the clashes in the center of Kiev suffered 1 528 people were killed 106 members of anti-government protests.




Poroshenko: Revolution of Dignity has drawn a line under the Russian-Soviet past 21.11.2016

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