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Ukraine: Torch-lit march commemorates Battle of Kruty 00:55

Ukraine: Torch-lit march commemorates Battle of Kruty

Ukraine, Kharkov
January 29, 2017 at 18:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of people took to the streets of Kharkov on Sunday to commemorate those who died in the Battle of Kruty.

Paricpants began a torch lit procession in front of the monument to Taras Shevchenko and marched through the city to Molodizhny Park.

The activists held national flags and banners from Sokil Kiev and the special forces of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Battle of Kruty took place during the Civil War in Russia in 1918 when 'Free Cossacks of the Ukrainian People's Republic' and Ukrainian cadets fought for independence against numerically superior Bolshevik forces, who overwhelmed them.

Ukraine: Torch-lit march commemorates Battle of Kruty 00:55
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Dozens of people took to the streets of Kharkov on Sunday to commemorate those who died in the Battle of Kruty.

Paricpants began a torch lit procession in front of the monument to Taras Shevchenko and marched through the city to Molodizhny Park.

The activists held national flags and banners from Sokil Kiev and the special forces of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Battle of Kruty took place during the Civil War in Russia in 1918 when 'Free Cossacks of the Ukrainian People's Republic' and Ukrainian cadets fought for independence against numerically superior Bolshevik forces, who overwhelmed them.

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