On April 28, about 250 people marched in black embroidered shirts (vyshyvankas) on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of Waffen-SS Division "Galicia" and came on the Independence Square in Kyiv. This was reported by Ukrainian News agency.
The march began near the Arsenalna metro station and ended near Independence Square.
The marching participants carried the emblems of the Galicia division, the flags of the Cossack Sich, the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps, flags with the Sun and the inscription Solaris with a cross inside the letter "o", flags of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).
The marchers chanted: "Glory to the nation-Death to the enemies", " Glory to Ukraine- Glory to heroes!", "Under the sign of lion!", "Galicia - division of heroes"," Glory to the soldiers of the Ukrainian-Russian war"," One and only free Ukraine!"
Among the them were children. Most of those present were dressed in black embroidered shirts, some in white shirts or military camouflage, and people in plain clothes were also present.
People marched with Ukrainian-language rock music and battle cries.
Passing the Memorial to the Heavenly Hundred Heroes, the marchers bowed before it. On Independence Square, activists lowered the flag "do not forget the shooter of Ukraine, with a golden lion on his sleeve" with a photo of SS "Galicia" soldiers.
Police escorted the marcher participants. Some people held their at hearts the words "Glory to Ukraine".
At the end of the march, participants gathered for a group photo near the flag.
The 14th Waffen-SS Division "Galicia" was formed from volunteers in Lviv in the spring-summer of 1943. The traditional oath of the SS demanded an oath of allegiance, including to the Reich's Fuhrer Adolf Hitler.
In June-July, the division was defeated by the Red Army in the battle of Brody, and lost up to 70% of its personnel. After the reorganization, the division fought first against local partisans in Slovakia and then in Yugoslavia.
The division met the end of World War II in Europe in Austria, was renamed to the 1st Division of the Ukrainian National Army and moved into the British occupation zone.
The soldiers of the USSR division were not extradited, except for those who wanted it voluntarily. The Nuremberg Tribunal recognized the SS and all its parts as a criminal organization.