The opening ceremony was attended by Makukh's son Volodymyr, President of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych, Charge d'Affaires of the Czech Republic's embassy in Kyiv Zdenka Caisova, Deputy Mayor-Secretary of the Kyiv City Council Volodymyr Prokopiv, Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Society of Political Prisoners and Victims of Repression Oryna Sokulska.
Vasyl Makukh (Nov. 14, 1927 - Nov. 6, 1968) is the first Ukrainian who committed an act of self-immolation in protest against the Soviet Union. He was a member of the Ukrainian resistance movement in the USSR and a soldier of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).
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