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    Some 1,500 Partake in Kiev Rallies Marking Anniversary of Maidan Killings

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    About 1,500 people are taking part in the ongoing demonstrations commemorating the third anniversary of killings during the protests in Kiev’s Maidan square in 2014, a Sputnik correspondent reported Monday.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The majority of people are currently at the Maidan, near the portraits of the killed people, however some participate in a prayer service in Institutskaya street.

    At 12:00 GMT several hundreds of members of radical groups, including the Right Sector extremist group (outlawed in Russia), came to Maidan from Institutskaya street carrying flags of their organizations.

    The protests at the Maidan square erupted after the government of former President Viktor Yanukovych delayed the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. During the clashes between the security forces and the protesters more than 100 people were killed and the country's government was toppled.

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