Kyiv city Council at its meeting on Thursday renamed the street Panfilov, where is the consular section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, into the streets Volunteer battalions, has informed the Internet-the edition " ".
according to the publication, for such a decision voted 74 deputies. As the initiator of the project, the people's Deputy faction of the all-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" Peter kuzik, the street was renamed to " honor the memory of soldiers of the Volunteer battalions who oppose the independence of Ukraine ".
on the Internet office of the Kyiv city Council says that in General, the elected officials decided to rename 12th street, one Avenue, one block and one square.
The act on condemnation of the Communist and Nazi regimes, for example, prohibiting propaganda of Soviet symbols, was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in early April and entered into force in may. According to him, the streets and cities named in honour of chiefs and leaders of the totalitarian regime must be renamed.
on Panfilov street, 5 is the consular section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation. Panfilov - warriors infantry division under the command of major General Ivan Panfilov, who participated in 1941 in the defense of the capital of Russia.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military action against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. In the fighting were involved in several So-called Volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources. So, the battalions " Azov ", " Aidar ", " Donbass ", "Dnepr-1" and "Dnepr-2" financed by the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, against whom in Russia prosecuted under the criminal code according to section " use of prohibited means and methods of warfare ".
The head of the Lugansk military-civil administration Gennady Moskal stated before about the fact that the warriors "Aydar" in the area of hostilities broke into the apartment of civilians, staged the shooting in the streets and attacked police officers in General behaved " As armed with automatic weapons brawlers, thieves or robbers." He expressed regret that not all Military " go to Donbass to protect Ukraine ", part "whole companies, and even battalions" are engaged in illegal activities.