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Ukrainian Catholic leader pays tribute to slain Euromaidan protestors

February 25, 2015

One year after Euromaidan protests led to the removal of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church paid tribute to those slain during the protests.

“Someone will think of victims of Maidan … but we Christians realize something much deeper here,” said Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. “We talk about an Easter sacrifice of the Heavenly Hundred.”

“This holy blood of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes sanctified the freedom of Ukraine,” he added. “It is our real treasure. It is a moment of the emancipation. It is a moment of transition from slavery to liberty.”


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