Ukraine President Vlodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, condemned the embroidery marches, which had been conducted legally

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Hundreds in Ukraine attend marches celebrating Nazi SS soldiers, including in Kyiv for the 1st time
by Cnaan Liphshiz
May 3, 2021

Hundreds of Ukrainians attended marches celebrating Nazi SS soldiers, including the first such event in Kyiv. The so-called Embroidery March took place in the capital on April 28, the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, also known as the 1st Galician. It was a force set up under German occupation auspices comprised of ethnic Ukrainian and German volunteers and conscripts. The marchers held banners displaying the unit’s symbol. The Kyiv march by about 300 people was an import from the western city of Lviv, which for several years has hosted such events. READ MORE

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