A crane arrived at the monument to take it away.
Preliminary, the crosses and portraits of the deceased partakers of Euromaidan will not be removed; they will be moved for some distance, closer to the chapel as Kyiv City State Administration claimed. The Security Service of Ukraine reported that the activists agreed for the dismantling.
It was planned to dismantle the memorial at the end of October to hold the reconstruction, which should establish from which place the law enforcers shot the protesters on February 20, 2014, at Instytutska Street. The dismantling of the monument was demanded by the activists, the families of Heavenly Hundred Heroesб and prosecutors for a few months as it hinders the experts to figure out the directions of the shots.
The commemorative cross hinders to set the mannequins. Moreover, the landscape does not correspond to the landscape of February 2014. The prosecutor's office will need at least 16 days for the holding of the experiment.
One of the most tragic events in the history of independent Ukraine took place in Kyiv on Maidan Nezalezhnosti 4 years ago, on February 18-20, 2014 - the brutal execution of participants of the Revolution of Dignity. During the clashes in the center of capital, 73 civilians and 11 law enforcers were killed. The Trade Unions Building on Maidan burnt to the ground.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posthumously awarded 104 Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds the title of Heroes of Ukraine, as well as three foreigners - a citizen of Belarus Mikhail Zhiznevsky, Georgia - Zurab Khurtsia and David Kipiani. They were posthumously awarded the Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes.