Today Ukraine celebrates Day of dignity and freedom

Today, on November 21, Ukraine celebrates the Day of dignity and freedom. This holiday was established by decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on 13 November 2014.

Ukraine is Europe: the U.S. Embassy created a video for the anniversary of the Maidan

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 the modern history of the state of the protests. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on November 21, 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 Kyiv by the police special forces «Berkut» on the night of 30 November 2013, on the streets of cities of Ukraine there were hundreds of thousands of citizens.

The protests lasted from late November to end of February 2014, received the name «Euromaidan», «Maidan», and some of the later «Revolution of Dignity». The result was that then-President Viktor Yanukovych in February, after the mass shooting of unarmed civilians on the Maidan in Kiev and 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 Kiev suffered 1 528 people were killed 106 members of anti-government protests.

This year the Day of dignity and freedom is celebrated under the slogan: «Free make the future!».

President Petro Poroshenko today will lay flowers to the Cross at the place of death of participants of the Revolution of Dignity.

In celebration of the day of freedom and dignity in cinema «Ukraine» for the families of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes will be held a private screening of the film «Winter in the fire.» The show will be held with the support of the U.S. Embassy. On the screens of Ukrainian TV channels, the film will be shown in February 2016.

From 16.00 to midnight on independence square will host a student music marathon «Free create future!» dedicated to the students who first came to the Maidan on 21 November. Participation in the marathon will be 15 bands.

In addition, in the Ukrainian house in Kyiv will take place the premiere charity performance — national performance «ReУкрНація: Peresantine the nation». It is assumed that all the money raised from the performance funds will be used to help the families of participants ATO.

On the Khreshchatyk will open the exhibition «Striplokal — creativity of protest». The exhibition will include 21 poster, which became part of the history of Euromaidan. The exhibition will run until November 30. In addition, at the independence square will be deployed photo-installation «Ukraine — it’s everyone.»

Ukraine is Europe: the U.S. Embassy created a video for the anniversary of the Maidan

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine released a video dedicated to the start of the events on Maidan and the second anniversary of the Revolution of dignity.

The Embassy said that has created a video to spice up that amazing spirit of community, dedication and determination, who later reigned on the Maidan.

«Thousands of Ukrainians came to the Maidan because of the belief that Ukraine is part of Europe. Let’s continue to support Ukrainians in their desire to build a bright European future,» he wrote on Twitter, U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.

Today Ukraine celebrates Day of dignity and freedom 21.11.2015

Ноябрь 21st, 2015 by
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