February 18, 2022 – Kyiv, Ukraine: Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks about the tension with Russia at an event in Kyiv, Ukraine honoring the “Heavenly Hundred” on the 8th anniversary of Maidan Massacre.
“This is just a demonstration, of how big is the price Ukraine paid, just for our wishes to have a freedom. To have a democracy, to return back of our nation to the European family. This is just to demonstrate our decisiveness and this is just demonstrate how different is Ukraine and Russia.”
“This makes Putin crazy because for him, this is the ruin of Russian Empire.”
The former Ukrainian President went on to say, “This makes Putin crazy because for him, this is the ruin of Russian Empire. Ruin of his imagination over the dreams to restore the Soviet Union second edition. I’m proud that eight years ago, we were together during the Revolution of Dignity. Today we pray for the “Heavenly Hundred” that were the first victims of the Revolution of Dignity. Unfortunately, now is not a freezing conflict, this a hot war.”
“Putin is really prepared for the invasion. But If you ask me if invasion will happen? My answer is I don’t know. You know why? Because Putin doesn’t know ” said Former president Parashenko at Maidan Massacre anniversary Friday evening in Kyiv, Ukraine.
People gathered at Mykhailivskyy Church in Kyiv Ukraine to mourn those that were killed 8 years ago in the maiden massacre. A vigil for the “Heavenly Hundred” was held at the Church
“Heroes don’t die!” chanted Ukrainians that gathered Friday evening to march in remembrance of the “Heavenly Hundred” that perished in the maiden massacre eight years ago.
“Heroes don’t die!”
On the eighth anniversary of the Maidan massacre of around 50 protesters and the many other wounded, community members gather to pay their respects and mourn the dead. Protesters witnessed three violent days of protests, instigated by Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign an agreement of diplomacy with Europe.
Mourners wore blue and yellow, colors of the Ukrainian flag in remembrance and decorated the areas around Maidan Nezalezhnosti where many protesters were shot and became known as the “Heavenly Hundred”.
The massacre is still under investigation to determine who ordered sniper fire upon a crowd of protesters. Four law enforcement officers were also killed from gunshot wounds that day.
“I should have been dead from the injuries I sustained”
Bondar Mykhola, Commander of the 4th Cossaks Centurion of Maidan – tells his first hand account of Maydan Massacre.
“You ask me what’s happening now with Russia? Back then it was Russia fighting, it was Empire fighting against peaceful citizens. Who wanted fairness and who want to live.”
Life in the Ukraine continues as normal under the threat of a possible invasion, according to the (SBU) Ukraine’s security service, it has seen unprecedented attempts of cyber attacks that aim to influence the general public with misinformation. The SBU has raised concerns over the strength of this secondary form of warfare as reports of Russia claiming to be ending their “standard military practices” of positioning troops around Ukraine’s border.
Video & Photos by Oliya Scootercaster (FreedomNews.TV)