Kiev mourns Maidan protest victims

Commemorations to remember the people killed during protests in the center of Kiev in February 2014 continue in the Ukrainian capital.

Commemorations to remember the people killed during protests in the center of Kiev in February 2014 continue in the Ukrainian capital.

Catholic priests from the Lvov region are conducting a religious service in Kiev's Instytutska Street, where several dozen people were killed a year ago, an Interfax correspondent has reported.

Some 150 people from the Lvov region are attending the service, holding vigil lights and icons in their hands.

On Independence Square, widely known as the Maidan, six Catholic priests are holding a memorial service for the people killed during the EuroMaidan protests and the Ukrainian servicemen killed during the army operation in Ukraine's south-eastern regions. Around 250 people are present and more keep arriving.

People are moving in small groups along Instytutska Street, putting flowers, vigil lights and even children's toys to the places where Maidan activists were killed.

Electric displays and spotlights covered in red film have been installed on Kiev's Instytutska and Hrushevsky Streets, as well as Independence Square. They will be used in the Light of Dignity performance, due to begin after 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

Church bells will chime in memory of the people killed in the EuroMaidan protests all over Kiev tonight.

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