More than 2,000 people came to parliament's walls to pay tribute to the national guards, the Interior Ministry press service reports.
The event was attended by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, First Deputy Minister Eka Zguladze, Deputy Minister Serhii Yarovoi, chairman of the NGO "All-Ukrainian Union of ATO Veterans" Ilia Kiva, and chairman of the NGO "Union of ATO Participants" Yevhen Deidei. Also, the event was attended by comrades of the perished soldiers from the National Guard of Ukraine, ATO fighters and veterans, representatives of police battalions "Kyiv-1," "Kyiv-2," "Kyiv region," Kyiv patrol police and other Interior Ministry employees.
"Today's rally-requiem showed that we are united - military, national guards, police, volunteers, Maidan activists... We are all united in our memory and grief for our fallen brothers, in our strive for peace in the streets of our cities, in our faith in the victory of Ukraine! And we will not allow someone's political ambitions to destroy this unity! It is nine days since our comrades perished... We remember and mourn... Never again!" People's Front MP, the ex-commander of the battalion "Kyiv-1" Yevhen Deidei wrote on his Facebook page.
Photos by courtesy of the Interior Ministry press service
Photos: Yevhen Deidei Facebook page
As reported before, the events outside the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Aug. 31 took lives of three National Guard soldiers, more than 140 law enforcers received injuries.
The Interior Minister blamed the bloody clashes in Kyiv on the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" Oleh Tiahnybok.
In his turn, Tiahnybok said that he intends to counterclaim against the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov on protection of honor, dignity and business reputation suffered through accusations of his involvement in the Verkhovna Rada rioting.
Today, Avakov said that he would file a counterclaim against Tiahnybok.