President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena honored the memory of the Heroes of Heavenly Hundred. This was reported by the presidential press service.
"President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky together with his wife Elena took part in the ceremony of commemoration of the Heroes of Heavenly Hundred," the message reads.
It is also noted that the head of state and the first lady installed icon lamps near the cross that is placed at the scene of the deaths of activists in Kyiv.
As we reported earlier, the Revolution of Dignity embraces political and social changes that took place in Ukraine from November 21, 2013, to February 2014. They were caused by resistance against the departure of the country's political leadership from the legislatively fixed course towards European integration and its subsequent abandonment of this course.
On February 18, 2014, after activists refused to fulfill the ultimatum of the security forces to end the resistance, one of the bloodiest assaults of the Maidan began. It lasted until February 20.
More than a hundred people were killed in the shootings. They are called the Heavenly Hundred, and their memory is annually honored on February 20.