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US State Department calls on Ukraine to redouble its reform efforts

Source : 112 Ukraine

The statement was dedicated to the Day of Heavenly Hundred Heroes
08:46, 20 February 2018

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US Department of State called on Ukraine to redouble its redouble their efforts to implement the reforms.  This was stated on the website of the department on the fourth anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity.

“Four years ago, Ukrainians from all walks of life and all regions of the country came together on the Maydan, Kyiv's central square, to demand their government recognize the choice of the citizens of Ukraine to join Europe. Scores of Ukrainians—the “Heavenly Hundred”—gave their lives on the Maidan for the dream of a better Ukraine. The United States will continue to stand by Ukraine as it faces ongoing Russian aggression, which has claimed over 10,000 lives and displaced more than 1.6 million Ukrainians,” the message says.

It was also noted that Ukraine has taken important steps over the past four years, yet there is still more work needed to fulfill the promise of the Maidan and unlock Ukraine’s potential. The United States calls on Ukraine’s leaders to redouble their efforts to implement the deep, comprehensive and timely reforms that are necessary to build the stable, democratic, prosperous, and free country Ukrainians deserve. We are proud to work with the people of Ukraine to honor the sacrifices made four years ago for Ukraine’s European choice.

Related: Heavenly Hundred Heroes memorial opened in Donetsk region

As it was reported earlier On Sunday, Feb. 18, Kyiv commemorates the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred - those who were murdered during the Euromaidan protests in the fall and winter of 2013–2014. About 500 people gathered to commemorate the victims.

The Heavenly Hundred is the collective term for those who died in the confrontation with Yanukovych-times forces during the Euromaidan. Feb.18-21, 2014, were the most tragic times of the Revolution of Dignity when 73 protesters died. At that time, special forces officers and snipers shot at people on Maidan. Snipers were placed on the rooftops of the buildings in downtown Kyiv and Berkut forces had AK-47 assault rifles.

Related: Ukrainians commemorate Heavenly Hundred in Washington, D.C.

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