These days four years ago, during the Revolution of Dignity, the confrontation between the Ukrainian people and the then regime reached its peak. February 20, 2014, the greatest number of the Maidan activists was killed. On the next day, February 21, 2014, the official authorities of Ukraine legally recognized the killed protesters as the victims. On the same day, the farewell ceremony took place on the Independence Square in Kyiv, and the fallen activists were called "the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred" in mourning speeches.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded 105 Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred the title of the Hero of Ukraine posthumously, and three foreigners – citizen of Belarus Mikhail Zhiznevsky, citizens of Georgia Zurab Khurtsia and David Kipiani – were awarded the Order of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred posthumously. Ukraine paid too high a price for liberation from the dictatorship and its civilizational choice to be the part of Europe.
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