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Unknown culprits break monument to Ukrainian nationalists in Kyiv's Babyn Yar

Source : 112 Ukraine

Among the names written on the tombstone are those of people behind pogroms, - Head of Jewish Committee of Ukraine
17:47, 29 October 2020

Monument of Ukrainian nationalists destroyed in Kyiv, October 2020
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An incident occurred in Babyn Yar ravine in Kyiv; some culprits destroyed the monument of Ukrainian nationalists, some of which were involved in the pogroms among the Jews. Ukraine 24 Telegram channel reported that with a reference to respective images.

"There were names and the inscription "They died for independent Ukraine" on the monument. There's Yakiv Ostashek on the list. As Eduard Dolynsky wrote earlier, Yakiv Ostashek was the leader of OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, - 112 International) in the village of Miliyevo, Vyzhnytsia district (Volyn region), teh organizer of pogroms and mass murder of Jews", reads the message. 

Related: Vandals draw swastika on monument of Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem in Kyiv

The image shows a broken tombstone with the last names of nationalists on it; there are a hammer and red paint on top of it.

Related: Vandals desecrated monument to victims of Holocaust in Kryvyi Rih

During the march in honor of the anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), on October 14, one of the columns was carrying a banner reading "White Lives Matter", and its participants burned a poster with the inscription "Black Lives Matter." It was reported by Politnavigator.

One of the activists was carrying a small cardboard poster that said "Black lives matter." When the column stopped, he doused it with a flammable liquid and burned it. After that, the column moved forward and trampled the remains.

During the next stop, the same activist tried to burn both the LGBT rainbow flag and the Russian flag, but they burned badly. As a result, the flags were simply trampled.

 

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