Day of Dignity and Freedom celebrated in Warsaw

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainians and Poles shared their memories and honored the memory of those killed on Maidan
09:28, 22 November 2016


About a hundred people took part in the celebration of the third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity at the Embassy of Ukraine in Warsaw. Ukrainians and Poles shared their memories of that period and hopes for future, prayed for the souls of the victims and honored their memory with a minute of silence, reports Ukrinform.

First, the priest of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Father Petro Kushka, along with all those present prayed for the souls of those killed during the Revolution of Dignity.

Later the Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia reminded that exactly three years ago, no one called the events on the Maidan a revolution, but the next three months changed the situation: after the Revolution Ukraine changed quickly and so did Ukrainian people, and the attitude towards our country in the world.

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"Unfortunately, this victory required victims and to commemorate those who died and those who got hurt, we have to complete this Revolution. We need to complete reforms in Ukraine, and protect that for what we stood on Maidan, " Deshchytsia said.

Ukraine also needs the support of the world, without which it would be difficult to fight Russian aggression - with another evil, that unfortunately has not yet been conquered, " he stressed.

Sacrifices of the Heavenly hundred were not in vain, the Deputy of the Sejm Marcin Sventsitsky said.


"There is the Agreement on association, the whole world knows what Ukraine wants, and it seems that the whole Ukrainian nation rallied around European values," the deputy said.

However, that this path is not easy, he noted.

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"The struggle for the rule of law, European values, and international solidarity must be constant, it cannot be stopped. It requires constant effort, work, conviction of solidarity," - Sventsitsky stressed.


Many Poles “think of a good future for Ukraine every day ," the Sejm Deputy Michal Kaminski said. He also thanked the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens working in Poland and enhance the welfare of the country.

People gave the most valuable thing they had – life for the Independence three years ago, the leader of the Warsaw Euromaidan Natalia Panchenko said.

"And today we have to justify the price. There are so many things for us to do. And thst make it happen, we have to be together, "Panchenko stressed.

Earlier it was reported that many Ukrainians all across the country marked the Day of Dignity and Freedom on November 21. The new public holiday was established in 2014 under the decree of President Poroshenko.

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