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Kiev: the most striking events of the capital

The capital in 2013 was constantly feverish. Protest marches, rallies, snow collapse, large-scale preparing for the holidays and football. Edition Segodnia remembered those events in the capital that will remain in the memory of Ukrainians for many years.

Perhaps the most significant event for the country happened at the end of the year. Kyiv became the centre of mass protests and literally the battlefield – if you remember, for example, the events of December 1 on Bankova street.

It all started after the collapse of the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. Then, on 21 November, Ukrainians, dissatisfied with the policy of the current government, came to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv. In parallel with the capital rally, “Maidan” was going across the country. However, on the night of 30 November, when the Maidan were several hundred students, fighters of special forces “Berkut” dispersed the protesters by force . The next day in the center of the city gathered according to various estimates, from 500 thousand to 1.6 million people.

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