Maia Sandu, together with Volodimir and Olena Zelenski, paid tribute to the victims of the Revolution of Dignity, in Kiev
On the Dignity and Freedom Day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska paid tribute to activists who died during the Revolution of Dignity. The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, also participated in the event, the Ukrainian Presidency announces. At the same time, in Kiev, the head of state will have discussions with the president of Ukraine and the president of the European Council about the next steps in the European path.
Volodymyr Zelenski and Olena Zelenska, together with Maia Sandu, lit candles at the cross on the Alley of the One Hundred Heavenly Heroes in Kyiv. The participants also paid tribute to the memory of the fallen activists.
The Day of Dignity and Freedom is marked in Ukraine on November 21, commemorating the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv that began on November 21, 2013 against former President Viktor Yanukovych, who refused at the last minute to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union.
For the second consecutive year, the Day of Dignity and Freedom is marked against the background of the large-scale invasion of Russia, which began on February 24, 2022.
The defense of dignity and freedom cost many lives of Ukrainian patriots: 106 people were killed and more than 2,000 were injured. In the spring of 2014, Russia launched its armed aggression, which was accompanied by the occupation of Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, is in Kiev, to discuss with her Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenski and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the next steps in the accession of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to the EU, the enhancement of regional security and the continuous support of EU for reforms and development in our countries, reads the press release of the Presidency of the Republic of Moldova.