Ukraine commemorates heroes of Heavenly Hundred

18:49, 20 February 2018

Common Ukrainians pay tribute to their fallen compatriots, who gave their lives during the Revolution of Dignity in early 2014. It was on February 20th, when government-hired shooters killed over 80 people at Instytutska street in the downtown Kyiv.

About a thousand unarmed protesters received injuries in brutal fights with the riot police; dozens more gone missing. The deceased citizens are now collectively known as the Heavenly Hundred.

A memorial service was held at Mykhailivsky Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv on Tuesday. It was this particular shrine that opened its doors to the wounded during these scary days.