Supporters of the Ukrainian nationalist parties "Svoboda" and "Right Sector" carry torches during a march
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Ukraine: Thousands of nationalists march in Kiev to honour Bandera

An estimated 2,500 turned out for a Ukrainian nationalist march on Thursday to mark the 106th birthday of the World War Two anti-Soviet leader Stepan Bandera.

The protesters marched through central Kiev, many holding burning torches and carrying portraits of Bandera.

Many Russians dismiss Bandera as a Nazi collaborator, but some Ukrainians venerate him as a hero.

There were also rallies in other Ukrainian cities including Odessa, but on a smaller scale.

  • 02 Jan 2015
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