Canada, Britain, France greet Ukrainians on Day of Dignity and Freedom

16:59, 21 November 2019
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Ukraine marks the sixth anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity on November 21 / Photo from UNIAN

"On the Day of Dignity and Freedom, Canada salutes the people of Ukraine who stood up 6 years ago in the name of democracy. We mourn the thousands of innocent lives lost since then. And we are proud to continue supporting a free, democratic, peaceful & prosperous future for all Ukrainians," Canada's Embassy said on Twitter on November 21.

British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons, in turn, greeted Ukrainians. "I congratulate Ukrainians on the Day of Dignity and Freedom! The courage of all those who have defended human rights, the freedom and independence of their country is an inspiration to us all. The United Kingdom will continue to support your efforts to create a free, prosperous and peaceful future of Ukraine," she said in Ukrainian on Twitter.

The French Embassy in Ukraine says France honors the "Ukrainians who got united on the Maidan during the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2013 Revolution of Dignity in their aspiration for profound democratic change and prosperity."

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine marks the sixth anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity on November 21, 2019. The end of November is when the Orange Revolution started in 2004 and the Revolution of Dignity in 2013. These events have changed Ukraine's history. One of the most tragic events for Ukrainians was the struggle for justice, which began six years ago with protest rallies on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, in the center of Kyiv. Later, the rallies grew into the Revolution of Dignity and Freedom. The protest in downtown Kyiv was called Euromaidan, and the most active participants were students. A few days later, a peaceful rally turned into a brutal massacre at night. The Revolution of Dignity and Freedom has become one of the most tragic pages in the history of modern Ukraine and forever changed the country and the nation.

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