(VIDEO) Funeral of 24-year-old Ukrainian activist killed

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a 24-year-old Ukrainian activist killed by Russians in Izium on Saturday in Kyiv.

People gathered in Kyiv to pay tribute to the young man.

Roman Ratushnyi was killed on June 9 around the eastern Ukrainian city of Izium while fighting Russian troops.

The 24-year-old was a teenage protester during the months of demonstrations that overthrew Ukraine’s pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. He was among the first protesters

He was also known as an environmental activist in Kyiv, who led a campaign to protect a park.

Some of those present at the funeral were heard shouting, “Heroes never die!”

From the square, the participants left in a long silent column behind the coffin to Independence Square.

This vast square in central Kiev bears the symbolic name of the three months of protests that overthrew Yanukovych in 2014 and helped fuel the patriotic awakening of Ukrainians born after independence in 1991.

Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.

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