Three years ago, thousands of Ukrainians came together on the Maidan, Kyiv's central square, to demand that their voices be heard. Braving subzero temperatures and violence by security forces, these Ukrainians peacefully called on their government to recognize their choice to join Europe. This is stated in the message on the site of the deputy of the USA Mark C. Toner, the acting Spokesperson in Washington, DC.
"Ukraine has made remarkable progress since then, but much work remains to be done to fulfill the promise of the Maidan. As we remember the courage and resolve shown by the Ukrainian people in the Revolution of Dignity, the United States calls on Ukraine’s leaders to strengthen efforts to fight corruption and continue the political and economic reforms that will honor those who gave their lives to secure a better, more democratic future for Ukraine. The United States will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people in this effort," the message says.
Earlier it was reported that Ukrainians marked the Day of Heavenly Hundred Heroes in Ukraine yesterday, on February 20. Ukrainians honored the bravery of the participants of the Revolution of Dignity.
This Memorial Day was established by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on February 2015 “to honor the bravery, spirit and resilience of citizens who gave their lives during the revolution of dignity (November 2013- February 2014).”
Heavenly Hundred is a collective name given to the civil protesters who participated and bore the ideas of Euromaidan in Ukraine (the Revolution of Dignity) in December 2013 - February 2014.