Torchlight processions on the occasion of the 109th anniversary of the birth of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera are taking place in Ukraine. The events were announced by patriotic organizations in various regions.
As noted by Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovyi, the marches timed to the anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera will be held in 20 regions. 54 events are planned, in which more than 8 thousand people are expected to take part. Security will be provided by about 2 thousand law enforcement officers.
Stepan Bandera is a Ukrainian politician, ideologist and theorist of the Ukrainian nationalist movement of the 20th century. On the day of his birth on January 1, Ukraine traditionally hosts events commemorating his memory, which end with torchlight processions.