Kyiv police open criminal proceedings against participants of march in honor of SS Galicia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The proceedings were initiated on the fact of using Nazi symbols during the march
17:20, 7 May 2021

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Kyiv police have opened a criminal proceeding into the use of Nazi symbols during a march in honor of the SS-Volunteer Division "Galicia". The participants face up to five years in prison, Deutsche Welle reports.

Related: Court recognizes symbols of SS division ‘Galicia’ as Nazi’s

"Kyiv police have launched criminal proceedings under part one of Article 436-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. This article provides punishment for the production, dissemination of communist, Nazi symbols, and propaganda of communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes… A pre-trial investigation is underway, "said Yulia Girdvilis, Acting Deputy Head of the Communications Department at Kyiv Police.

Related: These people walk around Kyiv only because authorities allow them to do so - Voloshyn on march dedicated to SS Galicia Division

As a reminder, 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.

Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine Anka Feldhusen has condemned the March dedicated to Waffen-SS Division Galicia that took place in Kyiv.

Presidential Office also condemns and recognizes the march on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of Waffen-SS Division "Galicia", which was held in Kyiv, illegal.

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