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Tue Oct 14, 2014, 04:59 PM

9. Far right wants WWII Ukrainian fascists honored as heroes. Parliament says No. Good.

That's the way government is supposed to work. People have a right to protest but I'm glad the parliament rejected their goal of honoring WWII Ukrainian fascists. It is noteworthy that the fascist protesters are unhappy with Ukrainian government policy and not supportive of it.

Violent clashes in Kiev over demands for recognition for nationalist partisans

Clashes broke out on Tuesday between demonstrators and police in front of Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev as deputies inside repeatedly voted down proposals to recognise a contentious second world war-era Ukrainian partisan group as national heroes.

Thousands of Svoboda nationalist party supporters rallied earlier in the capital in celebration of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, whose struggle for independence for Ukraine was tainted by its collaboration with the Nazis.

Later, masked men attacked and threw smoke grenades at lines of police outside parliament; Svoboda said its members were not responsible for the unrest, which police said was orchestrated by a small group of people at the rally. The interior ministry said 36 people were detained by police.

The unrest overshadowed the passage of laws that the government hopes will contain the galloping corruption that has long hindered Ukraine’s economy. President Petro Poroshenko urged the deputies to keep up the fight against corruption, a problem that he equated with terrorism.


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