Mustafa Dzhemilev announced that he will give €100,000 out of the €1 million award he received with the Polish Solidarity Prize to the bereaved families of Heaven’s Hundred and the families of the soldiers killed during the anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine, reports Ukrinform.
“The only caveat is that, as it turns out, the award may not be spent for humanitarian purposes. However, on that issue I was able to persuade them to allow me to allocate at least €100,000 to provide assistance to the families of Heaven’s Hundred, who died on Maidan for our sake, and to the families of those who died during the anti-terrorist operation. They [the Polish] didn’t have heart to say ‘No, it is not allowed’,” says the former head Mejli. Continue reading →
The identities of 46 killers of Heaven’s Hundred heroes have been established. On Saturday, May 17, more than 70 families of killed Euromaidan protesters had demanded a meeting with the authorities and a report from the law enforcement agencies on the results of the investigation, as reported by TSN.
On May 20, the police and prosecutors reported at a closed meeting to the relatives of the deceased that seven culprits have been arrested and the rest are wanted. In most cases, they are former Berkut officers. Many of them are hiding in the Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema said that by the end of the week families will receive the state financial assistance that was promised three months ago and apologized for the lack of communication. He vowed to hold such meetings on a regular basis; the next will be held in a month. Relatives of those killed on Maidan say that they do not need money or benefits. It is important for them to know who killed protesters on Maidan and who gave the orders.
We are proud to announce that EuromaidanPR is continuing subtitling Babylon’13 films in different languages, and that ‘Heaven’s Hundred’ can now be viewed with English and Italian subtitles (please make sure to turn them on in the captions function). We will continue to subtitle the best films of Euromaidan and invite all that wish to participate. Please send a message to https://www.facebook.com/euromaidanpr or leave a comment under this post.
The Kyiv City State Administration has announced a contest to create a Memorial to the Heaven’s Hundred in Kyiv. It will be an all-Ukrainian contest, citizens from other countries can also participate. The first stage of the contest is a submission of ideas. The best ideas will be selected for the second stage of the contest after public discussion and by a jury and public council of experts. The deadline is July 23, 2014. All the details can be found on the official website of the contest, http://nebesna.kga.gov.ua/
The concept of a Memorial to the Heaven’s Hundred has given rise to much discussion in Ukrainian society. What is the meaning of the Heaven’s Hundred? Why is it central to the Maidan’s memory?
Heroes of the Heaven’s Hundred are honored on Maidan
These days, Maidan leaves a macabre impression that blends shame with sorrow. More precisely, it is probably the effect of an open, festering, unhealed wound. Armed people in paramilitary outfits bustle around busily, although, it seems, there is no reason to rush, and people who have settled at Maidan and do not want to leave mill about the barricades covered with wilting flowers. Tourists take pictures against the barricades, scattered flowers or even an armored troop-carrier driven in from somewhere, while Kyivans sneak through the Independence Square on their way to work or home. A surge of shame at seeing bottles or boxes asking for cigarette money for the self-defense units: these are no church beggars, but EuroMaidan Heroes. The faces of those still living on Maidan sport questioning or accusatory expressions, as if asking, “How do you reward us, the heroes, today?” Trinket peddlers come to occupy Maidan, pushing back the protesters` tents. Independence Square itself became commodified a while ago, and now it is being slowly conquered by the peddlers of magnets, postcards, pictures of the burning Maidan, maybe even bullets as mementos. The bullets found during the stand-off are on display here for all to see, exactly like merchandise (which they might be).Continue reading →
‘Heaven’s Hundred’, the first film in a series of documentaries titled ‘The Winter That Changed Us All’, is translated into English by EuromaidanPR.
(translated by Svitlana Gusak, edited by Robin Rohrback)
Channel ‘1+1’ and the creative association ‘Babylon 13 filmed a series of documentaries ‘The Winter That Changed Us All’ about the revolutionary events this winter. On April 3, the first film of the series, ‘Heaven’s Hundred’, was released.
“This is a story of those who died for freedom and for their own country. It is still unknown how many people there are in the Heaven’s Hundred… It is not only those who were killed in the center of the Ukraine’s capital at the end of February. It’s also all those who protested against the regime in different parts of the country, and then went missing or had been murdered since the Euromaidan’s beginning,” is said in the description to the film.
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Ukrinform correspondent reports that local businessman Roman Kurys gifted two studio apartments in a high-rise that is being constructed by his company in Rivne to children of the fallen Heaven’s Hundred heroes Georgi Arutunian and Valerii Opanasiuk.
“The children of fallen heroes will be able to settle in their new apartments before the end of this year, once the building is cleared for operation. The guarantee is the sales deeds that were issued to them”, said Kurys.
According to him, he also plans to engage his other colleagues from among construction industry managers in the benefit process, in order to purchase apartments for families of the other Heaven’s Hundred heroes. Continue reading →