President Petro Poroshenko opened the ‘Star of Heavenly Hundred’ in Strasbourg on October 11. He called this the symbol of the return of the Ukrainian nation to the European family. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
‘There are the Heavenly Hundred monuments and memorial all over Ukraine and it is very important that we have such monument, we have the memorial dedicated to Euromaidan and Heavenly Hundred Heroes in the heart of Europe and it is a recognition of the importance of Ukraine for Europe and the importance of Euromaidan for Europe, the importance of our values and the way Europe congratulates Ukraine ‘, he noted.
According to Poroshenko, it is a very symbolic monument.
‘It is the first sign of Euromaidan and Heavenly Hundred in Strasbourg. It is extremely important because it is a unique combination. Also, it is dedicated to our great poet Taras Shevchenko. Exactly this combination is the terrific event for the Ukrainian history’, the president noted.
‘We want to congratulate all people with this terrific event that takes place here in Strasbourg when we open a star in the name of Heavenly Hundred and Euromaidan at the Star Avenue in Strasbourg that shows the importance of Ukraine for Europe, Strasbourg and the Council of Europe that stays opposite to the monument. As for me, it is the symbol of the return of the Ukrainian nation to the European family’, he emphasized.