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Kremlin created Immortal regiment as action of propaganda, - Vice Prime Minister

According to his position, Russia annually uses people's memory for political purposes
21:19, 9 May 2019
Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Ukrinform
The Immortal regiment march was created by the Kremlin not to perpetuate memory, but for propaganda, including anti-Ukrainian one. This position was expressed by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kyrylenko on Twitter.

"The Immortal regiment action created by the Kremlin not as an action of memory, but as an action of propaganda. Including anti-Ukrainian one. Therefore, every year the pro-Russian forces try to use people's memory for political purposes. Although Putin has long stated that they would have won without Ukraine" - wrote Kyrylenko.

According to the order of the President, the purpose of this memorable day is “to commemorate the feat of the Ukrainian people, their outstanding contribution to the victory of the anti-Hitler coalition in the Second World War and to express our respect for all fighters against Nazism.

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More than 1,400 mass events, in which about 700,000 people took part registered in Ukraine today, May 9. This was announced by the Speaker of the National Police Yaroslav Trakalo, reports the press service of the Ministry.

"Mass events in the country went smoothly and without gross violations of public order. The most massive ones were in Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro and Zaporizhya. At the moment, memorable events have ended almost everywhere. Nearly 22,000 law enforcement officers were involved in guarding order. 19,300 policemen and 2,500 servicemen of the National Guard are among them," the message says.

According to Trakalo, the police opened three criminal proceedings under the article "hooliganism". In the Dnipropetrovsk region offenders stoned buses with people who moved from Krivyi Rih to Dnipro. Then columns of people were poured with red paint.

Yesterday, Putin congratulated the Ukrainians on Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War.
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