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Ukraine: Nationalist marches in Kyiv and Lviv October 14

Nationalist rallies to be held in Ukrainian cities, notably Kyiv and Lviv, for the 76th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army on October 14; transportation disruptions expected

10 Oct 12:21 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 10/10/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Ukraine

Event

Nationalist rallies are set to be held in Ukrainian cities for the 76th anniversary of the creation of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) on Sunday, October 14. In the capital Kyiv, participants will gather at 16:00 (local time) at Shevchenko University, before marching through Tarasa Shevchenko Boulevard and Khreshchatyk Street to Yevropeiska Square. A related rally will take place at Liberty Square in Lviv.

Localized transportation disruptions are expected in these areas, along with a potential heightened security presence. 

Context

The UPA is a Ukrainian nationalist paramilitary force, which was created during the Second World War.

Advice

Individuals in Ukraine are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

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