On Sunday, January
18, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk together with thousands of
people took part in a memorial service for those who died as a result of
terrorist acts and a prayer for peace, which was held in Maydan
Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] in Kyiv.
Thousands of people marched
to commemorate the victims of terror from the Taras Shevchenko
monument to Maydan Nezalezhnosti,
including those who died from the terrorist attack near Volnovakha.
They were holding the lampads and posters “I am Volnovakha”, “Je suis Volnovakha”, “We are against aggression”.
The people heard
addresses by Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan
Patriarchate, Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret, Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, His
Beatitude Sviatoslav, Vicar of the Kyiv metropolis
rector of Kiev Theological
Academy, Bishop Clement of Irpen, Bishop of Vyshgorod and Podolsky Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Volodymyr,
Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual
Administration of Muslims of Ukraine Sheikh Rustam Gafuri,
Deputy head of the All-Ukrainian Union
of Associations of Evangelical Christians-Baptists Serhii Moroz. Among other religious leaders in Independence Square
were also head of the Ukrainian
Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishop Gregory Buniatyan and Rabbi Mendel Nyuvirt.
All the present paid
tribute to those killed by terrorists with a moment of silence and lit memorial