Activists of the radical All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks plan to erect monuments to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in four cities of Ukraine on May 7, as part of Victory Day celebrations, the Party said in a statement on Wednesday.
Monuments to the victorious wartime leader are planned in Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk.
“Thanks to his merits and the victory of Soviet Union in the World War II, the Red Army liberated the occupied territory of the Ukrainian SSR, thus restoring freedom to the Ukrainian people," the statement says.
"It is our sacred duty to commemorate this victory and those who won it. Stalin's personality is an example of an uncompromising fighter for freedom and equal rights for us and he should serve as an example for the younger generation,” it says.
There are currently monuments to Stalin in Zaporozhye region, Donetsk, Sumy Region, Zaporozhye and Kharkov.