Date: 7 months ago   Category: Politics

After the Maidan. What changed in five years


Initially the Euromaidan had one requirement - association with the European Union. But after power dispersal protesters demanded profound political changes. Ukraine celebrates on November 21 the Day of advantage and freedom. Exactly five years ago thousands of people came to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti, protesting against an arbitrariness of the authorities and revelry of corruption. Protests were caused by refusal of the then president Victor Yanukovych to sign the Agreement on association with the European Union at the summit of the Eastern Partnership in Vilnius. After power dispersal on November 30 the protest action on which there were generally students developed into mass demonstrations which named the Euromaidan. The correspondent.net remembers what requirements of protesters were fulfilled and what - are not present. Return of the European course Initially signing of the Agreement on an assotsiiation was the only requirement of protesters on the Maidan. On November 21, 2013 the Cabinet of Ministers suspended preparation for signing of the agreement and disposed to restore active dialogue with Russia. On November 29 Yanukovych failed the summit, without having signed the agreement. Agreements on an assotsiiation with the EU it was signed in June, 2014 by the newly elected president Petro Poroshenko. The procedure of ratification of the agreement came to the end on July 11, 2017 when it was signed by all European Union countries. It became the only achievement of Revolution of advantage. The visa-free regime of Ukraine with the EU turned out to be positive consequence of signing of SA. Punishment for dispersal of students On the night of November 30 the Golden eagle cruelly dispersed a protest action to which students came generally. More than 80 people got injured various degrees of severity. The Euromaidan made one more demand - to punish responsible for "cleaning" of the Maidan Nezalezhnosti for a New Year tree. Dispersal of the Maidan Golden eagle / Focus of Guilty persons was found still by Yanukovych, in two weeks after dispersal surnames were called: the former head of KGGA Alexander Popov, the ex-undersecretary of the NSDC Vladimir Sivkovich and the ex-chief of Kiev police Valery Koryak, and the Golden eagle was disbanded. However none of them were punished. Who killed People killed during Euromaidan on January 16 the Verkhovna Rada adopts tough laws which reduce the rights of citizens and increase powers of the authorities in the sphere of punishment of participants of protest actions. Later they received the name "dictatorial laws". On January 19 protesters dissatisfied with laws and inaction of opposition moved to the government quarter where on Grushevsky Street entered collisions with the Golden eagle. Security officers apply rubber bullets, stun grenades and water-cannons against protesters. In reply stone blocks and Molotov cocktails flies to them. Collisions on Grushevsky / Getty on the Maidan died on January 22 the first protesters - from gunshot wounds Sergey Nigoyan and Mikhail Zhiznevsky died. The golden eagle rigidly tries to suppress protests, arrests and beats activists. Until the end of day physicians stated death of five protesters. Several hundreds were wounded. In total ะท January-February 106 people died. According to data of GPU, Yanukovych, but he gave orders

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