Zelensky: We have no right to forget names of Maidan victims

Zelensky: We have no right to forget names of Maidan victims

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has underscored the need to remember the names of those killed during the Revolution of Dignity and to determine those responsible for their deaths.

"We have no right to forget the names of all those killed on Maidan. We have no right not to find out the names of all those guilty of this. We have no right not to build the country, which they gave their lives for. Eternal memory to all who died for the future of Ukraine!" the Head of State posted on Facebook on the occasion of the Day of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.

He noted that some of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred had not reached 18 years old and some had already had grandchildren; some had come from a small village and some had spent their whole life in the capital.

“Women and men of different ages, professions, religions, nationalities. They got united by values. Dignity, freedom and independence of Ukraine," Zelensky stressed.

On the Day of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska honored the feat of the participants of the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv, by putting icon lamps near the cross at the site of murder of Maidan activists.

As reported, the Day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred is marked annually on February 20 pursuant to the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated February 11, 2015.

On February 18-21, 2014, the fiercest confrontations between the security forces and the Revolution of Dignity participants took place in Kyiv. On February 20, 2014, the biggest number of Euromaidan victims died.

On February 17, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada recognized the Revolution of Dignity as one of the crucial moments of Ukrainian statehood and an exponent of the national idea of freedom.


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