Ukraine compensates families of anti-gov’t protest victims

Ukraine government has provides financial aid to some 45 families whose relatives were killed in the Kiev clashes in February. Each of the families received 100 000 UAH (about $8000) as compensation.

Financial assistance to these families is expected to continue in the future.

Demonstrations in Ukraine began last November when former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych shelved a trade and economic agreement with the European Union and turned instead to Russia for financial aid. The rallies turned into violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police in February, leaving at least 104 people killed in Kyiv streets.

The rallies led the ouster of Yanukovych and the government.