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Ukraine: National Corps activists hang 'Executioner' sign from Vatutin monument01:07

Ukraine: National Corps activists hang 'Executioner' sign from Vatutin monument

Ukraine, Kiev
April 19, 2017 at 14:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

National Corps activists scaled the General Nikolai Vatutin monument in Kiev on Wednesday, to hang an 'executioner' sign around his neck.

The sign was inscribed with the words, 'Executioner, destroyed by Ukrainian nationalists.' Once it was hung about his neck, the protesters lit flares.

Vatutin was a Russian general who was in charge of Red Army operations in Ukraine during World War II. After liberating Kiev from Nazi Germany, he was killed by members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

Ukrainian nationalists claim that it is inappropriate to have a monument of the Soviet military commander in Kiev.

Ukraine: National Corps activists hang 'Executioner' sign from Vatutin monument01:07
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National Corps activists scaled the General Nikolai Vatutin monument in Kiev on Wednesday, to hang an 'executioner' sign around his neck.

The sign was inscribed with the words, 'Executioner, destroyed by Ukrainian nationalists.' Once it was hung about his neck, the protesters lit flares.

Vatutin was a Russian general who was in charge of Red Army operations in Ukraine during World War II. After liberating Kiev from Nazi Germany, he was killed by members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

Ukrainian nationalists claim that it is inappropriate to have a monument of the Soviet military commander in Kiev.

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