Participants of the anti-fascist rally in Dnepropetrovsk opposed integration with the EU and NATO (Photo)
Several hundred people gathered for the anti-fascist rally near the Opera and Ballet Theater. Protesters declared necessity of strengthening links of Ukraine with Russia, supported entry of the country into the Customs Union and opposed integration with the EU and NATO. Participants of the rally announced creation of a new public movement called the Slavic Frontier and installed the monument to soviet soldiers.
Right during the rally activists collected signatures about the referendum regarding the question of defining the status of Dnepropetrovsk region: they demanded increasing powers of local authorities, abolishing the Regional State Administration and transferring its functions to the Regional Council.
Participants of the rally announced establishment of a new public movement called the Slavic Frontier, which supports the unity of the Slavs and «opposes oligarchs of any class.» They promised to protect participants of the anti-fascist rally from any provocations and attacks.
After that activists marched along the central avenue to Petrovskiy Square accompanied by the police. There, they participated in installation of the stele with a star to commemorate soviet soldiers, killed by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. The plate on the monument reads as follows: «Eternal memory to Soviet citizens, murdered in 1939-1954 by traitors of homeland, thugs and fascist hangers-on from units of gunmen of Nazi of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.» The commemorative stele in honor of Soviet soldiers, killed by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, was installed near the Central Station.
According to the chairman of the organization the Union of Soviet Officers Victor Marchenko, the commemorative sign was produced in a week at the expanse of the funds, donated by residents of the city.