Georgia’s President joins European leaders in Kiev 'March of Dignity'

  • About ten European leaders joined the March of Dignity in Kiev earlier today. Photo by President Margvelashvili's press office, 22 Feb 2015 - 18:55, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili joined other European leaders in the "March of Dignity” - a special event dedicated to the victims of the Maidan protests in Kiev, Ukraine.

European Council president Donald Tusk, and the presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany and Slovakia also joined the event to commemorate those who died during last year’s Maidan protests.

By attending the march, the countries’ leaders demonstrated not only solidarity with Ukraine but also willingness to act together.

In February 2014, violent clashes with law enforcement officials broke out in central Kiev's Independence [Maidan] Square, claiming the lives of 100 civilians and 20 police officers.

Family members, injured Maidan activists and representatives of the Church and various international organisations took part in the march, which finished with a prayer service at Independence Square.