#Commentary of Ekaterina Martyanova on increase in protest manifestations in Ukraine contrary to policy of Kiev
A popular outrage at the domestic policy of the Kiev regime is beginning to become more visible in Ukraine. More and more Ukrainians want to celebrate traditional holidays and are no longer afraid of demonstrating an active rejection of imposed “values”.
A striking example of such manifestations was the “Immortal Regiment” action that took place in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine. Despite ferocious propaganda and glorification of Bandera and Shukhevych’s supporters during the years of the Great Patriotic War, the inhabitants of Ukraine still cherish the memory of the ancestors who defended their land from German fascism. This year, on May 9, tens of thousands of people came to honour the memory of the participants of the Great Patriotic War and, despite the ban, carried the symbols of victory.
These events show that the Ukrainians are no longer afraid of the Kyiv authorities and express their outrage. The people are already tired of being disempowered, and only a very thin line separates from the moment when the people will punish lawless criminals right on a street. An example of this situation was the case in Dneprodzerzhinsk, when a personal security guard of Yarosh with his companions in the state of alcoholic intoxication shot in both taxi driver’s legs and messed his car up for failing to respond to the greeting “Glory to Ukraine!”. The two criminals were apprehended by indignant citizens, but the third one managed to escape. The arrival of the police saved ‘heroes’ from being lynched.
Such cases suggest that the patience of the Ukrainian people is coming to an end. Moreover, this case proves once again that the weapons in the possession of the nationalists, ostensibly legally, are being misused. By the way, the Kiev regime is already openly referred to as fascist one in some European media, and if this criminal power continues to pursue an antinational policy, a response will necessarily follow.
Ekaterina Martyanova, the DPR People’s Council deputy