“Memory of the Maidan” This Week on UATV
A series of stories about the Euromaidan heroes. One story each day Monday to Friday this week
In 2014, they dreamed of change. They died on Maidan. But they live on in the memories and the actions of their close ones.
During the 5th anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity, UATV brings you the stories of those who gave their lives fighting for a better future for Ukraine.
“Our heroes went to the Maidan purposefully,” says the author of the series, UATV correspondent Olha Volynets. “We will tell the stories of those who took over the ideals of the Heroes of Maidan – their relatives, friends, followers … This is the continuing idea of the Maidan.”
According to the author of the series, it is important to tell as much as possible about the deeds of the Fallen Heroes of Maidan, so that remembering them keeps them alive.
The opening episode of the “Memory of Maidan” series airs on UATV on February 18. We will tell how the relatives of Oleksandr Kapinos established an award in his name. This award is granted to young people who are working on preserving the cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. The first prize was given in 2018. 23-year-old Eduard Krutko set up an ethnographic museum in the house of his grandparents in his village Kozubovka, in Poltava region.
The story of the youngest Hero of the Heavenly Hundred – Nazar Voitovych – is told by his father, Yuri. 17-year-old Nazar was the only child in the family. “The big house that the parents built and set up with their son is now empty,” the series author said.
“The scientist and teacher of the Ukrainian Catholic University Bohdan Solchanyk keeps going thanks to a travel grant for young scientists who now have the opportunity to talk about Ukraine in Cambridge and Oxford,” Olha Volynets said.
The son of Serhiy Bondarchuk heads the public association “Families of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred” and his wife actively assists volunteer movement in the combat zone. In memory of judoka Dmytro Maksymov, tournaments are held in the college where he studied.
Starting February the 18th, watch our series of reports “Memory of the Maidan” on UATV.