The Memorial Museum of the Heavenly Hundred will act as an information and research centre. Rostyslav Pavlenko, Deputy Head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, said this in his commentary to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The government will have to solve all issues related to the Museum’s future location, its contents, role and tasks. According to Pavlenko, the international contest to choose the design of the Museum’s building will soon be announced.
‘This is going to be a memorial site. Anyone who comes there should be able to understand what Euromaidan was about; what was the Revolution of Dignity, why the people would stand for it and die for their ideas. Of course, it is also going to be a research institute, so that one could work with the materials, the evidence that is left from those days. And it will be an information centre, too – so that one could spread this information in Ukraine and abroad,’ the official said.
November 21 became a truly historical day for the Ukrainian state and its nation. The Euromaidan movement, which supported Ukraine’s EU integration, grew into the series of protests against the-then pro-Russian president Yanukovych and the government, which blocked the signature of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The protests turned violent on November 30 and then in early 2014, when the riot police tried to disperse the crowd several times – up to the use of lethal weapons. In February 2014, the conflict reached its hottest point; about a hundred of people, most of them unarmed peaceful protesters, were gunned down by snipers – by the light of day, in the downtown Ukrainian capital.