MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. Ukraine is marking the first anniversary of what for the past year has been commonly referred to as Euromaidan, for brevity - open-ended demonstrations in the center of the capital Kiev, including Independence Square, in support of concluding an association agreement with the European Union. The current Ukrainian authorities have declared the date as a public holiday, called Dignity and Freedom Day. In the meantime, there is hardly anything worth celebrating, Russian experts are saying.
Maidan was not an expression of the will of most Ukrainians. Far from that. On the eve of the official celebrations the online periodical Korrespondent.ru asked its audience: “Would you go to demonstrate, if you had prior knowledge of the events that would follow?” “Yes, it was necessary,” replied 25.31% of the respondents. “No, the effects have proved too grave,” argue 17.27%. And more than half - 51.27% said that they have never supported Maidan.