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The bloodiest days of the Revolution of Dignity began in Kiev. February 18, 2014 in the center of Kiev killed 23 people, hundreds were injured.
In Kiev, what started as a peaceful procession turned into a bloody confrontation, which became one of the most tragic events in the history of Ukrainian protests.
On the morning of February 18, 2014, activists of the Euromaidan launched a “Peaceful Offensive” – the convoy of Euromaidan participants moved to the Verkhovna Rada. They demanded that the deputies return to the 2004 Constitution and reduce the powers of then-incumbent President Viktor Yanukovych.
However, the peaceful procession turned into a battlefield. The government quarter was densely surrounded by up to a thousand security officials who tried to stop the activists with rubber bullets and light-noise grenades. Lying beaten with batons. The protesters fought back, throwing pavers and firecrackers into the security forces. Police officers, acting on the instructions of the heads of law enforcement agencies, violently dispersed the march using firearms.
On February 18, 2014, 23 people were killed during the executions on the Maidan.
February 18–20, 2014, as a result of clashes on the Maidan in Kiev, more than 100 people died, later called the “Heavenly Hundred”. According to official information, during the confrontations 82 people were killed (71 demonstrators and 11 law enforcement officers), 622 people were injured.
The result of the events on the Maidan was the February 22 removal by the Verkhovna Rada of the duties of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the appointment of early presidential elections on May 25, 2014.
Rivers of blood poured on the Maidan, snipers ruthlessly shot the protesters, the Russian zomboyaschik hammered into the heads of Russians that the Ukrainians are “fascists”. Exactly six years ago, Yanukovych has not yet fled the country. Exactly 6 years ago, Russian invaders began a military special operation to annex the Crimea.
Under the glee of most Rashists, Russia began military aggression against Ukraine. The first stage was the confrontation with Maidan – information and resources. The second is the occupation and annexation of Crimea, which is reflected in the award medals “For the Return of Crimea”. The third stage was the invasion of the East of Ukraine.
None of the “Russian patriots” in Crimea, screaming in social networks about the catastrophic state of the peninsula, does not even indicate a hint at the true reason for such a complex and consistent destruction of Crimea as a natural region with its rich history. Because there is only one reason for the Crimean tragedy – the occupation of Crimea by Russia. Not “joining”, not “returning to your home harbor”, but namely occupation. Which in life looks like that.