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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Grandfather I do not understand: APU fighters refused to shout “Glory to Ukraine»

A significant part of the Ukrainian military without enthusiasm have apprehended idea of the government change military salute with the traditional “Hello, comrades!”– “Good morning!”nationalist “Glory to Ukraine! — Glory to the heroes!”. About it writes the edition Stranaya who had organized a survey among the soldiers of the Armed forces of Ukraine.

Many of the soldiers, commenting on the initiative, said that are not in the UPA (Ukrainian insurgent army, the organization banned in Russia), and APU, and therefore not ready to accept such an innovation.

“We are not in UPA, we have the Ukrainian army. My grandfather doesn’t understand me he is alive and very even for Ukraine, but without nationalism. The army must be away from politics and welcome politics carries a mile,” says the Sergeant Vladimir.

Others note that the replacement of the greetings does not affect the efficiency of the Ukrainian armed forces. In particular, it is the opinion of the soldier, Yuri V., located in the area of so-called ATO in Donbass.

“In the rear obviously think that the front will shout “Glory to Ukraine — glory to Heroes” — we will fight better. The beret change, we welcome. Better will the improving the supply, training the army — not only on paper but in reality, thieves from headquarters to jail,” he advises.

However, contractor Alexander D. States that “Glory to Ukraine — glory to heroes” has long been used as an informal greeting on the front, and therefore it is high time to make official.

Recall, the phrase “Glory to Ukraine — glory to heroes” is the slogan of the nationalist organization “Ukrainian insurgent army”, which was used during the Second world war. Again became popular during the Euromaidan protests of 2014 in Ukraine.

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