“As at 11:00 seven people were detained in Ukraine for using banned symbols of a totalitarian communist regime,” the message says.
Earlier, Andriy Kryshchenko, the Police Chief, stated that the law enforcers detained four people in Kyiv. It was noted that two detained who tried to use banned symbols and two people who tried to enter the territory of the event without check.
Besides, police officers in Odesa reported on two people, who were detained for bearing a Georgian ribbon.
Many mass events dedicated to Day of Victory over Nazism in WWII are held in Ukraine today.
According to the police, around 1,5 thousand events are planned to be held in Kyiv. Around 390 thousand citizens will participate in the events. 20,5 thousand police officers and National Guard servicemen will keep the order in the state on May 9.
More than ten public events will be conducted in the capital today. The Memorial March started at 11:00, where 3,000 people are to participate.