The people's Deputy of the Lviv regional Council from the nationalist party "Freedom" Joseph Sytnyk tore pensioner with a ribbon on the Hill of Glory in Lviv, reports journalist Last news .
Ukraine In the current year, twice emphasizes the anniversary of the Victory over Nazism: may 8, Authorities have established a new holiday - Day of memory and reconciliation, and on the 9th of may is celebrated the Day of Victory. As symbol of Victory instead of the St. George ribbons in Ukraine used the red poppy. This symbol appeared in the European Union After the First world - red flowers covered the Belgian Flanders fields where the events of the bloodiest battles of the war. The authorities of Ukraine and public organizations many times agitated Residents not to wear St. George's ribbons during festive events to avoid provocations.
the incident on the Hill of Glory in Lviv occurred after the pensioner with a St. George's ribbon has come to lay flowers to the memorial. 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 people's choice 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.
This year in Lviv on may 9 will not have any scheduled events dedicated to the anniversary of the Victory over Nazism. All the official celebrations took place yesterday - the Day of memory and reconciliation.
in previous years during mass events dedicated to the celebration of Victory Day in Lviv the incidents. So, in 2011, the nationalists broke with the people of St. George ribbon, burnt red flags and stomped on wreaths, which were required to lay on the Hill of Glory of the Russian employees of the foreign Ministry. In 2012, clashes was repeated, albeit on a smaller scale - nationalists staged a brawl with 2 men trying to deploy the Flag of Victory on the Hill of Glory.