In the cities of Ukraine January 1, passed torchlight procession on the occasion of the birthday of Stepan Bandera

In Kiev more than a thousand supporters of the political party «all-Ukrainian Association «Freedom», the organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN) after the torchlight procession through the main streets of the capital held people’s Veche on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of the birth of the conductor of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists of Stepan Bandera.

In Odessa, during the torchlight procession clashed
In Zhytomyr held a torchlight procession and solemn Veche

According to an UNIAN correspondent, organizers urged the marchers extinct torches to carry to the car, which accompanied the procession.

«Stepan Bandera is an example of how Ukrainians should fight for their nation», — said the Deputy of the Kiev city Council Igor Miroshnichenko.

«At a time when almost hopeless was the struggle, by example, Stepan Bandera, inspired millions of Ukrainians and inspires a Holy fight against our eternal enemy, the Muscovite» — said Miroshnichenko.

During the briefing the participants of the meeting honored the memory of all their brethren from among the representatives of the party «Freedom», who died in the war in the Donbass. Chamber members insist that events on Donbass it is necessary to call Russian-Ukrainian war.
After the announcement of the names of the fallen Ukrainians, the crowd began to chant «Heroes never die, enemies die!».

Also Miroshnichenko drew attention that «no celebration at the state level, but step by step we win the minds of Ukrainians, we teach them to respect Ukrainian traditions and Ukrainian heroes».

The organizers of the rally are convinced that by honoring the memory of Bandera Ukrainian military in the Donbass will be able to defeat the enemy.

In turn, the city Council member Yuri Sirotyuk said that «for thousands of years continues our great war against the eternal enemy of Moscow».

He said that «this war is not between us and the Muscovites, and between good and evil, a war between truth and lies, is a war between the free world and the world of slavery.»

«This year the people of Kiev can be in its free city on the Avenue of Stepan Bandera. I believe that in Russia when-that is the prospect of Stepan Bandera, and we will walk in the same all over this city,» said Sirotyuk.

In his opinion, in Moscow very much afraid of Bandera because he is a real symbol of Ukraine.

Help. Such events have already become traditional and are held annually on 1 January, the birthday of the conductor of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists.
Bandera was one of leaders of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN). Under the control of the OUN operated Ukrainian insurgent army during the Second world war fought against the Soviet and German troops. Bandera was arrested by the German authorities in 1941, after the war was in West Germany, where, in 1959, was killed by a KGB agent.

In 2010 the decree of President Victor Yushchenko to Stepan Bandera was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine. After the change of government and the arrival of Viktor Yanukovych , the courts reversed the decision on the grounds that Bandera was not a Ukrainian citizen.

In Odessa, during the torchlight procession clashed

In Odessa, about 200 people took part in the torchlight «March of honor» dedicated to the 108th anniversary of the birth of the head of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera.

Activists of party «Freedom» movement «Sokol», «Right sector», «National corpus» and others with torches marched from the Shevchenko monument in the namesake Central Park of culture to the monument of Duke on Primorskiy Boulevard, where they held a Veche.

«We organized this March to honor the memory of the guide of the Ukrainian nation, Stepan Bandera. This man as a political, military and clandestine figure, until the very end fought for Ukraine», — said the co-organizer of the March Konstantin Vasilets.

The organizers and leaders of the Odessa Patriotic organizations made speeches, which recalled the heroes of Ukraine and ATO soldiers.
The victims commemorated with a minute of silence, and the Assembly ended with the national anthem of Ukraine.

On the route through the main streets of the city, the activists shouted Patriotic slogans and lit bombs. They were accompanied by police officers.

During the procession there was a small skirmish, but the law enforcers to react to the provocation and stopped the fight.

According to «Duma», when the column took place at the Stroganov bridge and shouted «Bandera – the hero», two passers-by shouted curse words. Them with cries of «Separable» rushed by several participants of the March, but a collision was prevented by soldiers of the national guard keep order during mass actions.

Odessans, who at that time rested on the Boulevard, did not expect the holding of this procession, however, let the protesters to the monument of Duke.

In Zhytomyr held a torchlight procession and solemn Veche

In Zhitomir in the framework of the events on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera was held torchlight procession and Assembly. About one hundred participants started the March near the monument to Taras Shevchenko.

Chanting nationalist slogans like «glory to the nation!», they passed on the street Bolshaya berdichevskaya to the House of justice on the Castle hill, where they held a solemn Assembly.
The March participants were holding national flags of Ukraine and red and black flags.
The event was joined by a delegation from Zhytomyr region, who came to Queen square to the main tree of the area. The participants were guarded by militiamen.

During the briefing, the participants recalled Bandera and a minute of silence in his memory.

«Today’s celebration of the 108th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera is a celebration of the independent, free spirit of the Ukrainians», — noted in the chamber.

As reported, the festive events on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of the birth of one of the main ideologues and theorists of the Ukrainian nationalist movement planned in different cities of Ukraine.

The main celebrations took place in the village of Old uhryniv Kalush district Ivano-Frankivsk region, where was born the famous Ukrainian politician.

Note, the population of Ukraine considers the most outstanding Ukrainians Taras Shevchenko, Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Stepan Bandera. This is evidenced by the survey company TNS.




In the cities of Ukraine January 1, passed torchlight procession on the occasion of the birthday of Stepan Bandera 02.01.2017

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