The UPA, Vatutin and prayer. How was the day of the defender

УПА, Ватутин и молебен. Как прошел День защитника

Pray for autocephaly, tried to demolish the monument to Soviet General, nationalists marched, at the monastery was detained “seminarians”.

In Ukraine on October 14 celebrate the Day of defender. On this day also is celebrated the Holy virgin, and since 1999 – the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks. 14 October is the day of Foundation of the Ukrainian insurgent army.

In 2018, the Day of the defender scored with a prayer for the autocephaly, the March of nationalists and right-wing radicals attempt to demolish the monument to Vatutin. Корреспондент.net tells details.


A prayer for Tomos

In the center of Kiev on the Sofia area in the morning held a prayer service for Ukraine and autocephaly, which the Ecumenical Patriarchate has agreed to provide the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko at the prayer service said that Ukraine has never been the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to him, up to the mid-17th century, the Kievan Metropolitanate enjoyed broad rights in the structure of the Mother Church.

“Finally, the Ecumenical Patriarchate finally declared illegal Moscow’s annexation of the Kyiv metropolis, made in the late 17th century. They clearly and unequivocally stated that the Russian Orthodox Church has the canonical rights of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine that our Orthodox Church has no subordination of the Russian Orthodox Church”, – said Poroshenko.

He also noted that combining three churches into Single local Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a voluntary process. However, the Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has no right to be called Ukrainian.


The demolition of the monument to Vatutin

In Mariinsky Park in the center of Kiev gathered tens representatives of nationalist organizations. As noted on page Facebook OUN activists are going to “harm the Soviet idols.”

They brought with them a ladder and ropes, with which wanted to demolish the monument to Soviet General Nikolai Vatutin.

“When the activists tried to commit actions, the police pushed the equipment we recovered, we’ll get him back, it is not forbidden”, – said the head of national police of Kiev Andrey Krishchenko, which was on the site, adding that we are talking about the stairs.

He noted that he considers the monument to Vatutin symbol of the totalitarian era, “but there is a legislative act that it’s a mass grave”, but because the monument can not endure.

The head of the Metropolitan police added that he had asked the Kiev authorities to solve the problem with the monument: “Or transfer, or other means”.


March UPA

The representatives of the nationalist and right-wing forces in the afternoon gathered at the Shevchenko Park in Kiev, where went to the March on the anniversary of the founding of UPA, the day of the Cossacks and holiday Covers.

Presentations were made by the leaders of the National corps of the Right sector, Freedom, OUN, of the Congress of Ukrainian nationalists. Also addressed the participants of the UPA veteran 92-year-old Theodore Dachun.

The March of nationalists gathered, it is reported, about ten thousand participants. The column was headed by members of ATU, followed by leaders of the nationalist forces.

The participants chanted “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!”, “Poland on gillyaku”, “One uniform Cathedral Ukraine”, “Bandera is our hero!”, “Shame!”, “Knives”, “Bude Ukraine free”, “Pam yatai, cuinary – here proprietor Ukrainian”.

Also on the March were seen the banners: “Poornima Ukraine ukraintsem”. The March ended at the European square, where a concert to the Day of defender of Ukraine.

Later on the European ploshay sang the anthem of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN) “Rodilis mi Veliko years”.

Detention at the laurels

The police said that detained near the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra about a hundred people. RBC-Ukraine said that the detained were 122 people.

According to the source, a group of men sporting appearance of different ages with the morning focused on the monastery.

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“Believers complained that these guys create a flea market in front of Cathedral of the assumption. They are clearly not there to pray here,” he added.

The source said that the detainees did not resist and voluntarily sat down in the paddy. Some of them told the police that they are seminarians.



As noted by the police, in General of a mass event on Sunday in Kiev held without violations of public order.

However, the radicals of C14 and other organizations attacked the office of the official representative of Ukraine on issues of exchange of prisoners in the Trilateral contact group of Viktor Medvedchuk.


They demanded “the return of political prisoners” and “resembled for Stus (the poet, a lawyer who was Medvechuk – ed.)”. Radicals pelted the building with stones.

A memorial to those who died

In Kiev opened a monument to soldiers. The opening ceremony was attended by President Petro Poroshenko with his wife.

The complex consists of the Hall of memory, which is memory book with names of the dead soldiers, and the stele with the bell.

In the days when the dead defenders of Ukraine, the bell will strike as many times as soldiers died. Four days in the year that were not on the front losses, the bell will be silent. On the opening day of the Memorial bell was struck once.

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