Ukraine: Torch-bearing demonstrators commemorate Kruty Heroes in Kiev

Around 1,000 demonstrators carrying torches, flags and banners marched to commemorate the Battle of Kruty as they passed from Arsenal Square to Askold's grave — to the monument to the memory of the Kruty Heroes — in Kiev on Monday. Demonstrators chanted «Glory to Ukraine, Glory to heroes» and carried flags of the All-Ukrainian union «Svoboda,» a nationalist political party. This year, January... Еще 29 represents the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Kruty, in which a volunteer force of Ukrainians, largely composed of students, held off a much larger Bolshevik force for some time before their eventual defeat.

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