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    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
    • Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
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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?”

    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.

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