Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
The residents of Odessa on October 28th carried out a rally in honor of the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from fascist aggressors. And with nightfall Ukrainian Nazis came out into the city center in order to desecrate the place where people were massively burnt in the House of Trade Unions, which relatives still regularly come to for mourning events.
As the activist Moris Ibragim reported, from the morning the inhabitants of Odessa laid flowers at the Walk of Glory, having defiantly held a ceremony separately from the event of state officials.
“On this day our concept about this holiday is different to that of the Ukrainian authorities. We can’t stand near representatives of the authorities who consider that the Red Army were occupiers, we can’t be near those representatives of the authorities who say that they are not liberators, but occupiers. We can’t stand near those who say that it is Stalin who started the war, and not Hitler. If we stand near them, then it will mean that we practically share their point of view. Regardless of who is the mayor or governor of the city, they are still representative of the authorities. We can’t stand near those who in general exclude the phrase ‘Great Patriotic War’,” said Ibragim.
Several hours later, with nightfall, thugs from the Nazi “C14“ group took to the streets of Odessa. They came to Kulikovo Field to the House of Trade Unions, where in May, 2014 the militants that were transported there, on the orders of the authorities of Ukraine, burned alive dozens of Odessa residents who were opponents of Euromaidan.
“We took a walk and showed to young people the place where Odessa asserted its right to be called Ukrainian. After our visit the separatist symbols and inscriptions disappeared and new, correct ones appeared,” reported C14.
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