About 2 thousand active members of the nationalist party "Freedom" and extremist "Right sector" held a rally on Mykhailivska square in Kyiv on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the Ukrainian insurgent army (UPA), reports journalist Last news .
on Wednesday, Ukraine stresses the Church and Cover the state holiday the Day of defender of the Fatherland. While the nationalists - the anniversary of the Ukrainian insurgent army who fought in the great Patriotic war against the Soviet troops, cooperating with the Nazis.
The entrance to the Mikhailovsky square, where the rally, guarded by police, Before entering, they check people for the presence of prohibited items. Rally participants are holding flags with symbols of "Svoboda" and " Right sector ", most of them came in a protective form. Very close to the venue of the rally organised by the authorities of the exposition of combat military equipment, as well As among them tanks and APCS. Before the rally the leader of "Svoboda" Oleg Tyagnibok told reporters that organizers of the action had taken maximum measures to ensure safety.
"I have a dream that no provocation will not. We made the most of it. We appealed to the police forces and demanded that they fulfil their responsibilities, And not as it was 31 August (during the riots near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine - ed.) " - said tyahnibok.
After the meeting, the Activists of the event suggest to March on the streets of Kiev to Lukyanovka jail where detained activists of " Freedom ", detained on suspicion of belonging to the unrest near the Rada on 31 August during the vote in Parliament to rectify the Constitution in terms of decentralization. It is also expected that After the March near the prison concert.
At this time the action takes place quietly, no incidents documented. Official data on the number of protesters, but under the supervision of a journalist Last news , there are About 2 thousand.
"Right sector" - Ukrainian Union of radical nationalist organizations. In January and February 2014 the militants of the movement participated in battles with the police and the seizure of administrative buildings, And from April - in the suppression of protests in Eastern Ukraine. In November 2014, the Supreme court recognized the Union of right-wing extremist organization and banned its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation.
"Ukrainian insurgent army" (UPA) was completed in October 1942 as the military wing "of the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists" (OUN), its purpose was proclaimed the struggle for independence of Ukraine. The UPA acted mostly in Western Ukraine and fought against the Soviet troops, cooperating with the Nazis. After the great Patriotic war she continued to fight against the Soviets extremist methods - injured UPA fighters became Authorized intelligentsia and local authorities, Komsomol and party activists. In the Russian Federation are Also prohibited.