It has been 5 years. Anniversaries acceleration of students

Прошло 5 лет. Годовщин разгона студентов

The active phase of the Euromaidan began with the violent dispersal of students on the night of 29 to 30 November 2013. Authorities said that they wanted to put the Christmas tree, but after the attack the security forces the number of protesters has increased significantly.

On the night of 30 November 2013, Berkut fighters held the power dispersal of the Euromaidan participants, most of whom were students.

After the dispersal of the tent camp of the opposition in the night from 29 to 30 November protest action has taken a dramatic anti-presidential and anti-government in nature. remembers what it was like.

Hard acceleration

The special operation, which involved, according to witnesses, about 2,000 fighters of the Golden Eagle, moved to Kiev from various regions of Ukraine, began at 4 a.m. on November 30. Hours before the square was muted mobile communications.

According to eyewitnesses, on the square at that time there were about a thousand participants of the Euromaidan. During military actions the beating was subjected to even girls. Berkut fighters were chasing people on Khreschatyk and adjacent streets up to the Cathedral, which the monks opened the gate and hid until two hundred protesters.

According to the chief GU MVD of Ukraine in Kiev Valery Koryak the aim of the operation was to clear the Maidan for the erection of the Christmas tree and fill the rink.

“The boys took to the circuit to protect the girls and everyone that was behind us. This, of course, not helped, because there were clubs and just brutal force. It was very difficult,”
– he recalls the bloody crackdown Dmitry Fingers.

“So stupid, as an animal, was to disperse everyone. And, of course, it was awful. When I looked at it, I thought that we just need to show it to others,” – says the journalist, a witness to the events Azad Safarov.

After the protest has changed completely.

Without sentences

No convictions for the perpetrators of the bloody events had not yet made. Beaten the students have had a chance to finish universities. However, prosecutors still continue to send indictments against the perpetrators of the crackdown. Many interrogations and no convictions.

Thursday, November 29, in the center of Kiev activists staged a torchlight procession with the requirement to provide the specific results of the investigation of crimes against activists Euromaidan.


About 30 people with lighted torches marched from Independence square to the presidential Administration and then to the Ministry of the interior.