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 Memorial plaque to Vasyl Makukh, martyr of Soviet regime, unveiled in downtown Kyiv. PHOTOS

On Jan. 26, a memorial plaque to Vasyl Makukh, who committed an act of self-immolation in protest against the Soviet aggression in Czechoslovakia, was inaugurated at 27 Khreshchatyk Str. in Kyiv.

Censor.NET reports.

The opening ceremony was attended by Makukh's son Volodymyr, President of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych, Charge d'Affaires of the Czech Republic's embassy in Kyiv Zdenka Caisova, Deputy Mayor-Secretary of the Kyiv City Council Volodymyr Prokopiv, Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Society of Political Prisoners and Victims of Repression Oryna Sokulska.

Vasyl Makukh (Nov. 14, 1927 - Nov. 6, 1968) is the first Ukrainian who committed an act of self-immolation in protest against the Soviet Union. He was a member of the Ukrainian resistance movement in the USSR and a soldier of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).

See more: Ukrainian Insurgent Army member Vasyl Makukh set himself on fire on Khreshchatyk Nov. 5, 1968. PHOTO+VIDEO

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Photos by Nataliia Sharomova, Censor.NET
 
 
 
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