Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
Many inhabitants of Odessa just after the air crash brought flowers and candles to the building of the Russian consulate, which very much displeased the local followers of Bandera.
They trashed the improvised place of memory, destroying flowers and messages with words of support. Later, nationalists staged a “round-up” of those who tried to lay flowers at the consulate again. One of those who wasn’t frightened of being attacked was Oleg Yefimov, who not only handed over flowers to the Russian diplomats, but also openly declared who he was.
“I am a veteran of “Berkut” special unit, a professional soldier, lieutenant colonel Yefimov, and I’m here because my favourite ensemble has died”.
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