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Injured Ukrainian activists return to Maidan after hospital treatment in Poland

Two Ukrainian activists, who were shot during the unrest in February, have returned to the scene of the protests after being treated for their injuries in Poland.

Leonid Nadizhko and Vadym Lapko were shot at by snipers as they took part in anti-government demonstrations in Kyiv’s Independence Square, which became knows as Maidan.

Vadym was trying to help his injured friend when he also got shot, but managed to crawl back. He got a bullet in his collarbone and still needs several more operations to make his arm fully operational.

He laid flowers in memory of his comrades who had died.

“Its sunny today and you want to live, to feel the joy of life. But that day was so depressive..You see those trees? This must the place where we were shot down. Right where the candles are,” Vadym said.

More than 100 people were killed in violent clashes with security forces that ultimately led to the overthrow of President Yanukovych.

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