The celebration of Victory Day over Nazism in Ukraine, contrary to earlier gloomy predictions there were no serious incidents. In part this contributed to the policemen and national guardsmen, “in unison turned a blind eye” to widespread violations of Ukrainian legislation, including article 436 of the criminal code.
As readers will remember “MK”, this legislative innovation the Verkhovna Rada equate communistic symbolics to Nazi. People forbidden to remind each other about “happy epoch of the Country of Soviets”. For public holidays, like may 9, the law provides an exception. For example, you can go to mass marches with martial banners of the red and Soviet army. However as, under these state symbols forged the Great Victory, which involved 6 million inhabitants of the former Ukrainian SSR.
The only one the criminal proceedings as “dekommunizatsionnye” article of the criminal code was opened in Cherkassy. Local law enforcement officers decided if a red banner in the hands of two white-haired veterans of the Soviet Army do not meet some requirements of article 436. Soviet officers showed stubbornness and did not allow the police and they were pressing the “national-patriots” to select an expensive to them a symbol of Victory.
More drawn-out conflict in the capital. Activists of the Progressive socialist party of Ukraine Natalia Vitrenko tried to come close with the red-blue party banners to the eternal flame. A fight broke out with the participation of some young people with blue-yellow stripes. The “progressives” wrested from the hands of the banner, tore the ribbons.
The action “Immortal regiment” in Odessa was remembered by local creativity, along with portraits of the dead in world war II, a group of residents of the hero city carrying photos of his contemporaries — participants Antimaydana burned alive in the trade unions Building during the attack nationalists on may 2 last year. This part of the column was called “Kulikovsky’s regiment”.
Khatia Dekanoidze, head of the national police of Ukraine, named the approximate number of detainees during the celebration across the country — about 100 people. In comparison with two million direct participants in the celebrations – it’s a bit.Related posts: