The Deputy of the Lviv regional Council from the nationalist party "Freedom" Joseph Sytnyk tore a ribbon with a pensioner who came to lay flowers to the memorial.
the incident happened on the Hill of Glory in Lviv. Activists of right-wing parties demanded to remove the tape, but the man was unwilling to do this, explaining that it does not violate the laws. Then the MP Sytnyk the applause of like-minded people and shouting " Glory to the nation! Death to the enemies!" she took the tape and threw it on the ground and trampled. Then the ribbon was set on fire. Police held a pensioner to the memorial.
Activists warned that it will continue to monitor the situation in the city and not miss people with St. George ribbons, RIA " Novosti ". In April, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the meeting of the government tried to convince in the process of festive events on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory Day to withdraw from St. George ribbons in favor of the red poppy. After the change of power in Ukraine in February 2014, joining the Crimea to Russia and the start of the protests against the new government in the South-East of Ukraine St. George ribbon has become in these regions the symbol of the supporters of federalization and joining Russia. Supporters of the current Kiev authorities are ribbon negatively and often called her " Colorado ", because, in their vision, the George ribbon colors similar to the colors of the Colorado potato beetle. Recall, Ukraine amid the ongoing military conflict in the Donbass In the current year modestly celebrate the anniversary of the Victory. Kiev authorities told that the events will be held in a new format, sent to honoring veterans of all armies and all the anti-Hitler coalition." City-hero Kyiv will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory without the traditional military parade, a procession of veterans and salute for fear of provocation and danger of terrorist acts. In the celebrations, which will also be held in all regions of the country, the marches of peace with the participation of military brass bands. In the current year in Ukraine, the celebration takes place over 2 days