07:49 GMT25 January 2021
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    A total of 3 people were injured at a rally held in the Ukraine’s capital of Kiev to mark the anniversary of the Euromaidan, the country’s national police said on Monday.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, several hundreds of people gathered at the Kiev’s central Independence Square, known as Maidan, to celebrate the Dignity and Freedom Day, devoted to the third anniversary of the protests, which sparked in Kiev in 2013.

    "Reports by medical workers about three victims, who got injured during the event, have been received by the Kiev’s police station," the statement read.

    In 2013-2014, Maidan witnessed months of the pro-European protests sparked by then President Viktor Yanukovych's announcement to reject the Ukraine–EU Association Agreement over unfavorable terms.

    In February 2014, violent clashes with law enforcement officials broke out in the square, claiming the lives of some 100 civilians. The protests and the subsequent coup led to military confrontation between Kiev forces and militias in eastern Ukraine.

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