Ukraine announced the construction of a museum about the events on the Maidan

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The Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko announced the start of construction of the Revolution of Dignity Museum in 2021. He wrote about this on February 20 in his Telegram channel.

It is noted that the construction of the institution was announced on the Day of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes.

“It is symbolic that on this very day we can finally announce the start of design and construction work and the construction of the Revolution of Dignity Museum this year,” Tkachenko said.

He noted that the Ministry of Culture has reached an agreement on the conditions for using the project of the winners of the architectural competition. The project of the German company Kleihues + Kleihues Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH won the competition.

“Even without the premises, the museum annually implements a number of projects to honor the participants in the Revolution of Dignity and has prepared a large-scale program for the Day of Heroes of the“ Heavenly Hundred ”for 2021,” said the head of the Ministry of Culture.

On Saturday, February 20, Ukraine celebrates the Day of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. This is a day of remembrance for those killed during the events on the Maidan in 2013-2014.

On November 21, 2013, supporters of European integration took to the Independence Square (Independence Square) in the capital of Ukraine after the government announced the suspension of the signing of an association agreement with the European Union. Later, clashes between security forces and demonstrators began to take place on the square.

On February 20, 2014, there was a shooting in the square, during which 53 people were killed. The Ukrainian authorities blamed the incident on the regime of then President Viktor Yanukovych. As a result of the change of power in February 2014, Yanukovych, fearing for his life, left Ukraine. In Russia, he was granted temporary asylum until October 26, 2021.

Those who came to power as a result of the events on the Maidan accused Yanukovych of abuse of power, treason, as well as organizing violent crimes against protesters in 2014.