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Ukrainian far right activists brought pyrotechnics and knives to a rally
14:53, 14 October 2015
Ukrainian far right activists brought pyrotechnics and knives to a rally

More than 2 thousand Ukrainian far rights gathered in Kyiv downtown

14:53, 14 October 2015

Kyiv police

More than 2 thousand Ukrainian far-right activists flocked to the Kyiv city center to mark the 73th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), nationalist paramilitary and later partisan army that engaged in a series of guerrilla conflicts during World War II against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and both Underground and Communist Poland.

"More than 10 people came to the event with fireworks, knives and brass knuckles. All these items are removed. After identifying the persons who have cought, the police did not detain anyone," stated Kyiv police. 

Here might be witnessed activists of the party "Svoboda", the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, Congress of Ukrainian nationalists and Pravyi Sektor, as their symbols are visible. 

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They carry banners with their nationalistic leaders - Stepan Bandera, Roman Shukhevych, Yevhen Konovalets. They also brought some posters "Ukraine and God come first", as the 14th of October has some religious origin - since the far-rights believe the Mother of God (also known as Theotokos) to be their patroness.

The activists proclaim mottos "Free political prisoners", "Glory to the nation - death to the enemies", "Bandera is our hero, Intercession of the Theotokos is our holiday".

Ukrainian photo

Ukrainian photo

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