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Ukraine: Poroshenko announces plans to build Euromaidan museum 02:55

Ukraine: Poroshenko announces plans to build Euromaidan museum

Ukraine, Kiev
November 21, 2016 at 16:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he hopes to build a museum dedicated to Euromaidan and the Heavenly Hundred, speaking on the third anniversary of the pro-EU revolt in Kiev on Monday.

Giving a speech at a ceremony marking the so-called "Revolution of Dignity", Poroshenko said that he "would be the first sponsor" for the creation of a museum that commemorates what he cites as "an extremely important" part of Ukrainian history.

Addressing the audience, Poroshenko claimed that Euromaidan drew a line between the "European Ukrainian world" and the "Russian world", and said that he believes that Ukraine and Europe have become much closer in the three years that followed it.

After his speech, Poroshenko awarded several Ukrainian military servicemen, among them was Dmitry Yarosh, the former leader of the Ukrainian nationalist party Right Sector, (currently banned in Russia as an extremist organisation), for his time fighting south east of the country.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he hopes to build a museum dedicated to Euromaidan and the Heavenly Hundred, speaking on the third anniversary of the pro-EU revolt in Kiev on Monday.

Giving a speech at a ceremony marking the so-called "Revolution of Dignity", Poroshenko said that he "would be the first sponsor" for the creation of a museum that commemorates what he cites as "an extremely important" part of Ukrainian history.

Addressing the audience, Poroshenko claimed that Euromaidan drew a line between the "European Ukrainian world" and the "Russian world", and said that he believes that Ukraine and Europe have become much closer in the three years that followed it.

After his speech, Poroshenko awarded several Ukrainian military servicemen, among them was Dmitry Yarosh, the former leader of the Ukrainian nationalist party Right Sector, (currently banned in Russia as an extremist organisation), for his time fighting south east of the country.

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