Supporters of the Ukrainian nationalist party National Corps held a protest in Kiev on Saturday, decrying government corruption and calling for the removal of the country’s president Petro Poroshenko. “Poroshenko has come to create an absolutely unique system – every third hryvnia [national currency of Ukraine] that was given for the Ukrainian defence remains in the pocket of corrupt officials,” said National Corps leader Andriy Biletsky, while addressing the crowd in Kiev’s Independence Square.
Ukrainians are paying tribute to the soldiers who died fighting against Russian-led forces in the battle for the Donetsk airport. More than 100 Ukrainian troops were killed during the 242-days of fighting.
The sending back to the USSR hundreds of thousands of anti-communists who retreated with the Germans 1944/45. With clubs, rifle butts and bayonets, the British authorities handed them over to Stalin, knowing they would be enslaved, tortured and murdered.