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Third anniversary of Maidan: far-right mayhem in Kyiv and reaction of international media

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian ultranationalists attacked the office of Russian bank in Kyiv during celebrating the third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity
19:15, 23 November 2016

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November 21, Ukraine marked the third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity. In the capital, traffic was blocked, a large number of police was involved to keep the safety, metal detectors were installed, but it did not help prevent unrest. After the Viche (popular assembly) clashed between police and participants, burning tires, throwing flares took place on Independence Square. Then the protesters moved to alleged office of business oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, threw flares to the house, and the fire started. In addition, they ransacked the office of Russian bank "Sberbank": smashed the windows, damaged the furniture. News about unrest in the center of the Ukrainian capital quickly shattered Western media.

Related: Three people hurt during mass rallies on Day of Dignity and Freedom in Kyiv

For example, British The Sun called its article Putin up a fight. Anti-Russian protesters gather in Kiev’s Independence square to mark three year anniversary of ‘Pro-EU revolution’

Ukranian nationalists broke into and destroyed a branch of the Russian Sberbank during the rally and burned tyres in Kiev's Independence Square.

A THOUSAND anti-Putin protesters have rioted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev during marches to mark three years since the beginning of its Pro-EU revolution. The the 2013 Euromaidan protests lasted three months culminating in a bloodbath that claimed the lives of more than 100 largely unarmed people and about 20 anti-riot police.


The Sun

Polish internet portal called it: Riots in Kyiv. Restless celebration of the third anniversary of the revolution on Maidan.

Fights with police, smashed windows at the department of Russian Bank and the destruction of the office accompanied by pro-Russian politician on Monday on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Revolution on Independence Square in Kyiv.

British The Telegraph published an article “UKRAINE: DEMONSTRATORS CLASH WITH SECURITY”

Anti-Russian demonstrators clashed with security forces in Kiev on November 21, during a march held to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Euromaidan protests.

The Telegraph

Related: History of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine

British tabloid Metro also published photos of unrests in Ukraine’s capital.

A rally in Ukraine to mark three years since the protests that ousted its former president turned violent as activists burnt tyres and turned on a Russian-owned bank.

French Euronews also briefly mentioned the unrest Kyiv.

Related: Poroshenko: Quotes from speech on Day of Dignity and Freedom

The evening was marred by violence, directed to the Russian bank. A group of people, most of whom were wearing masks, raided the premises of the bank, said in the article.


Photo agency Getty Images and EPA also placed in several dozen photos from riots.

Getty Images

Getty Images

American The Daily Beast published an article about the anniversary of Euromaidan, announcing the pogroms in Kyiv, and even have commentary of far-right organization "Right Sector" Press Secretary Artem Skoropadsky.

The Daily Beast

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