“The order is published to properly celebrate Day of Dignity and Freedom in 2018 due to the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the mass civil unrest that took place during the Revolution of Dignity in November 2013-February 2014, honoring of the civilian feat of the members of the Orange Revolution and Revolution of Dignity,” the message said.
The act orders the Cabinet of Ministers to create the organization committee for the preparation to the celebration of the Day of Dignity and Freedom in 2018, approve and provide the execution of the proper plant of the events.
Also, the government should adopt along with Kyiv City State Administration the urgent measures on the provision of the National Memorial Complex of Heavenly Hundred Heroes, the Museum of Dignity Revolution equipped by the areas for the placement of the exhibitions and storage of the exhibits.
Also, the order contains the number of tasks for the central and local bodies of the executive branch aiming for the proper celebration of the Day of Dignity and Freedom in Ukraine and abroad in 2018.
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.