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Kyiv court bans museum construction in Heavenly Hundred alley till investigation ends

Land parcel in Kyiv downtown arrested
17:37, 9 November 2018

bbc.ua

Kyiv Pechersky District Court arrested a land parcel and banned construction of a museum in Heavenly Hundred alley in Kyiv till the investigation experiment is over, as Ukrainian News reported referring to the court’s decision as of November 6, 2018.

Therefore, the court granted the application of the General Prosecutor’s Office and seized land parcel area of 0,5353 hectares, which are in permanent use of Heavenly Hundred National Memorial Complex – the Museum of the Revolution of Dignity. Besides, the court banned the representatives of the museum and other individuals from using the mentioned land parcels, in particular, to perform any actions aimed at damaging, spoiling, destructing and transforming the landscape of the area, objects (installations, pillars, advertising constructions), green areas, and perform any other actions which might lead to destruction of the evidence of shooting of the protesters on February 18-20, 2014 or to the change of conditions within this area till the investigation is over.

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In its application, the General Prosecutor’s Office noted that on February 20, 2014, Berkut officers shot 49 and injured 80 activists on the Euromaidan.

The Heavenly Hundred memorial was temporarily dismantled so that the General Prosecutor’s Office could carry out an investigation experiment.

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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 the 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.

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