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May 9 celebrations in annexed Crimea: Stalin's portrait in downtown Sevastopol

Source : 112 Ukraine

The occupant administration of the city obliged public transport drivers and leaders of enterprises to put holiday stickers on their vehicles
14:55, 8 May 2020

Stalin's portrait in Sevastopol
krymr.com

A portrait of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin with writing "It's our victory" appeared in the centre of occupied Sevastopol (Crimea). Installations with WWII dates and an anti-tank hedgehog emerged in the city as well, Krym.Realii news agency reported. 

The installations appeared on central squares of the city - next to Matrosskiy club at Ushakov Square, and at Lazarev square.

Local Communist activists hoisted a banner with the mentioned portrait and the writing on it along a local highway.

The occupant administration of the city obliged public transport drivers and leaders of enterprises to put holiday stickers on their vehicles. 

Related: Ukraine's State Border Guard boosts security measures on eve of May 9 events

According to previous media reports, there will be a number of solemn events in Sevastopol - in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, military parade with ships and aircraft is about to take place. 

Earlier, Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported there would be no events in the Ukrainian capital on May 9. However, the police say an event timed to the Victory Day is scheduled; the venue would be the Eternal Glory Park in Kyiv.

Related: Kyiv police to tighten security on May 9, as Victory Day event is planned in Ukraine's capital

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