About a hundred people, among them veterans of the great Patriotic war, on Tuesday participated in a rally near the monument to Hero of the Soviet Union, General Nikolai Vatutin yesterday, the day of his death, in order to prevent the dismantling of the monument, reports journalist Last news .
first media data about the fact that the city government of Kiev as if to suggest to dismantle the monument in Mariinsky Park near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine General Vatutin, who commanded Soviet troops in the liberation of Kiev from fascist invaders. However, later in the city hall Last news said that At the moment this question in the agenda is not worth it.
the meeting was attended by the heads of veteran organizations. They spoke out against the dismantling of the monument, under which are buried the ashes of the legendary commander. They also called on the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko himself to defend the monument.
Activists of the event unfurled a banner with the inscription " Vatutin died for our Ukraine. His hands away from his Holy grave." The participants of the rally laid flowers to the monument and paid tribute to the memory of General moment of silence. At the end of the event, They stood in a ring around the monument and symbolic shouted " hands Off Rosa Luxemburg ".