Ukraine marks Day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

Ukraine marks Day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

Today Ukraine marks the Day of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, commemorating the fallen activists of the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine in 2013-2014.

The Day of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred is marked annually on February 20 pursuant to the Presidential Decree dated February 11, 2015.

The confrontation between the Ukrainian people and the then regime reached its peak during the Revolution of Dignity three years ago.

February 20, 2014, the greatest number of Euromaidan activists was killed. The revolutionary events of winter 2013-2014 claimed the lives of more than a hundred protesters. February 21, 2014, the official authorities of Ukraine recognized legitimately the killed Maidan protesters as the victims. The same day, people paid tribute to the fallen activists, who were called in the funeral speeches "the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred."

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko posthumously awarded 104 Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred the title Hero of Ukraine, while three foreigners (a citizen of Belarus and two citizens of Georgia) were posthumously awarded the Order of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.


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