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    Nationalists March in Kiev to Mark Birthday of Fascist Collaborator

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    Some 500 people carrying about 100 torches and Bandera's portraits marched through the streets of Ukraine's capital in honor of 107th anniversary of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera's birthday, according to local media.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukrainian nationalists marched on Friday through the streets of Kiev carrying torches to mark the birthday of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera, who collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II, local media reported.

    Some 500 people carrying about 100 torches and Bandera's portraits marched through the streets of Ukraine's capital in honor of 107th anniversary of nationalist leader's birth, according to Kiev Segodnya news website.

    The website reported that there were a significant number of law enforcement officials in line of procession's way to guarantee civil order.

    Similar marches or meetings took place in a number of Ukrainian cities, including Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Dnipropetrovsk.

    Ukraine’s pro-fascist political factions have associated themselves with late Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera, who used to collaborate with Nazi Germany during World War II and was responsible for numerous atrocities against civilians as a leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), whose activities are prohibited in Russia.

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