On November 21, Kharkiv celebrated the Day of Dignity and Freedom. Representatives of civil organizations, political parties, clergy and Ukrainian patriots who took part in the Revolution of Dignity and local authorities gathered near the Kharkiv Regional State Administration building.
The installation: a tent, barrels and tires, placed in front of the building, evokes memories of the Kharkiv Euromaidan events eight years ago.
About 200 people took part in the action. They carried national flags as well as flags with symbols of various volunteer organizations.
“We have no right to be disappointed with the consequences of the Revolution of Dignity. Precisely because it was a revolution of values, ideals, and not interests, it was not political interests that led Ukrainian patriots to throw themselves into the path of snipers’ bullets,” said Viktor Marynchak, the priest of the Kharkiv Euromaidan.
A participant in the events of the Dignity Revolution in Kyiv, Leonid Onishchenko, recalled the events of the most tragic last days and battles on Institutska Street when the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred died.
“The defenders launched an attack. They could not be stopped and they fell one after another – and still ran forward. So, we should be worthy of them,” Leonid Onishchenko addressed the event participants.
Reference: November 21 was made the National Day of Dignity and Freedom by President Petro Poroshenko on November 13, 2014, to celebrate the beginning of the Revolution of Dignity.
Text: Natalia Ivanova
Photo: Kharkiv, Times,