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Ukraine: Dozens march to commemorate Euromaidan activists in Kiev01:19

Ukraine: Dozens march to commemorate Euromaidan activists in Kiev

Ukraine, Kiev
January 22, 2019 at 15:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens took part in a march commemorating the first victims of the Euromaiden protests, which supporters call the 'Revolution of Dignity' in Kiev on Tuesday.

The march started in Kiev's Independence Square and reached Grushevskogo Street, where flowers were laid on the memorials and small lights were lit up. After a procession, a prayer was held in Independence Square.

Among the participants were civilians and fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as friends and relatives of the activists Sergei Nigoyan, Mikhail Zhiznevsky, Roman Senik and Yuri Verbitsky.

The first Euromaidan activists were killed during confrontations on Grushevsky street on January 22, 2014, when clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The unrest in Ukraine ended up in the toppling of Yanukovych and the government's overthrow.

Ukraine: Dozens march to commemorate Euromaidan activists in Kiev01:19
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Dozens took part in a march commemorating the first victims of the Euromaiden protests, which supporters call the 'Revolution of Dignity' in Kiev on Tuesday.

The march started in Kiev's Independence Square and reached Grushevskogo Street, where flowers were laid on the memorials and small lights were lit up. After a procession, a prayer was held in Independence Square.

Among the participants were civilians and fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as friends and relatives of the activists Sergei Nigoyan, Mikhail Zhiznevsky, Roman Senik and Yuri Verbitsky.

The first Euromaidan activists were killed during confrontations on Grushevsky street on January 22, 2014, when clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The unrest in Ukraine ended up in the toppling of Yanukovych and the government's overthrow.