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Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary

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Mass protests erupted in Ukraine in the Autumn of 2013 following Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s decision to suspend the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The standoff peaked on February 18-21 when radicalized protesters stormed the governmental district demanding President Viktor Yanukovych’s resignation.

Mass protests erupted in Ukraine in the Autumn of 2013 following Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s decision to suspend the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The standoff peaked on February 18-21 when radicalized protesters stormed the governmental district demanding President Viktor Yanukovych’s resignation.

© Sputnik / Evgeny KotenkoThe activists are mainly young people who gathered under the flag of political party ‘Volia’ (Freedom). The demonstrators approached the Administration’s gate in silence. They intended to remind the government of the demands raised by the people on the Maidan in 2013-2014. They carry small black placards reading “One year after the Maidan. What have you done?”
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The activists are mainly young people who gathered under the flag of political party ‘Volia’ (Freedom). The demonstrators approached the Administration’s gate in silence. They intended to remind the government of the demands raised by the people on the Maidan in 2013-2014. They carry small black placards reading “One year after the Maidan. What have you done?”
© Sputnik / Evgeny Kotenko / Go to the photo bankDozens of “A Year Has Passed. What Did the Authorities Accomplish?” activists approached the Ukrainian President’s Administration building on Friday.
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Dozens of “A Year Has Passed. What Did the Authorities Accomplish?” activists approached the Ukrainian President’s Administration building on Friday.
© REUTERS / Valentyn OgirenkoOn Friday, Ukraine commemorated the victims of the violent confrontation on the Maidan of Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in February 2014. More than a hundred people who died during clashes were later named as the “Heaven’s Hundred”.
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On Friday, Ukraine commemorated the victims of the violent confrontation on the Maidan of Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in February 2014. More than a hundred people who died during clashes were later named as the “Heaven’s Hundred”.
© Fotobank.ru/Getty ImagesPresident Poroshenko ordered February 20 to be a Remembrance Day to commemorate the Euromaidan victims.

Above: A woman places flowers at a memorial to victims of the Maidan protests one year ago at Maidan square on February 20, 2015 in Kiev.
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President Poroshenko ordered February 20 to be a Remembrance Day to commemorate the Euromaidan victims.

Above: A woman places flowers at a memorial to victims of the Maidan protests one year ago at Maidan square on February 20, 2015 in Kiev.
© REUTERS / Valentyn OgirenkoThe photos of the Maidan massacre victims were placed on the square.
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The photos of the Maidan massacre victims were placed on the square.
© Fotobank.ru/Getty ImagesPresident Poroshenko signed a decree on awarding the title of hero to five Euromaidan and Donbas conflict activists posthumously.
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President Poroshenko signed a decree on awarding the title of hero to five Euromaidan and Donbas conflict activists posthumously.
© Fotobank.ru/Getty ImagesCossacks participate in a memorial rally marking the anniversary of the events on Kiev's Independence Square.
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Cossacks participate in a memorial rally marking the anniversary of the events on Kiev's Independence Square.
© Sputnik / Evgeny KotenkoAbove: Activists commemorate one year after the Euromaidan turmoil.
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Above: Activists commemorate one year after the Euromaidan turmoil.
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