A “Monument” to Ataman Symon Petliura Was Unveiled in Kiev

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



Kiev unveiled a memorial bas-relief for the head Directorate of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UPR) and main ataman of the troops and the fleet of the UPA Symon Petliura, who is widely known for organising pogroms and massacres of the Jewish population of the UPR and was shot in Paris in 1926.

The bas-relief is located at the address of 2/4 Symon Petliura Street at the corner with Taras Shevchenko Boulevard.

The bas-relief represents a rectangle with the 3D image of the bust of S. Petliura, a trident, and the inscription: “This street bears the name of the head ataman of the troops and fleet of the Ukrainian People’s Republic Symon Petliura”.

The Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine, the head of the State inter-departmental commission on affairs of perpetuating the memory of ATO participants and victims of war and political repression Pavel Rozenko, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Evgeny Nishchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Vladimir Vyatrovich, UAF officers, schismatics from the new church, representatives of the Kiev City State Administration, and the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine took part in the unveiling.

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