Day of Dignity and Freedom celebrated in Ukraine

  • Day of Dignity and Freedom celebrated in Ukraine

Kyiv: Today, on November 21, in honor of the anniversary of the two revolutions - the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the Dignity Revolution in 2013 - Ukraine marks the Day of Virtue and Freedom.

The holiday was established in accordance with the decree of the President of Ukraine of November 13, 2014.

"We celebrate the anniversary of the Revolution of Merit for the fourth time, but this year I can report for the first time to the society that one of the key requirements of the Maidan has been fulfilled: The agreement on the political association and the free trade zone came into force on September 1. The day after tomorrow I go to the Eastern Partnership summit to determine new intermediate goals and lines on the European path. We already know the ultimate goal - full membership in the prestigious alliance of the world, the final return to the European home, "Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote in his Twitter in honor of the holiday.

Traditionally on this day it is customary to commemorate the heroes of the Heavenly Hundreds who died during the Revolution of Valor of 2013-2014. Every year on the anniversary of Euromaidan, there are conflicts between the authorities and the public over the still unsolved cases of Maidan and the non-found guilty of shootings of activists during the revolution.

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