Police in Kyiv have arrested a man who destroyed a prominent monument to protesters killed during Ukraine’s 2014 Euromaidan revolution.
The attacker smashed marble tablets, flowers, and decorations dedicated to the the protesters — known in Ukraine as the “Heavenly Hundred” — while reportedly shouting, “This is for the Donbas,” witnesses say.
According to Zoryan Shkyryak, an advisor to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, the attacker is a resident of Sevastopol, a city in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula that was annexed by Russia after the revolution in 2014. He is currently being held by police, and will likely face criminal charges.
The “Heavenly Hundred” refers to around 130 individuals — mostly civilian protesters — killed during a government crackdown against against the Euromaidan protests in 2013 and 2014, which eventually ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.