April 28, anniversary of creation of Ukrainian SS division loyal to Nazi Germany has been celebrated in the city of Lviv, western Ukraine.
SS division or Schutzstaffel, which SS Galicia was a part of, was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler. The SS was the organization most responsible for the genocidal killing of an estimated 5.5 to 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.
Locals took part in 73rd anniversary celebration of creation of Ukrainian SS Galicia. First, flowers were laid to one of the leaders of Ukrainian fascists Stepan Bandera. Later people marched through the city carrying flags and signs.
SS Galicia – 14. Waffen Grenadier Division der SS (galizische Nr.1) wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Waffen_Grenadier_Division_of_the_SS_(1st_Galician)
Locals from western Ukraine were also main driving force behind the violent coup in Kiev known as “maidan” in February, 2014 when nationalists took control of Ukrainian government. When people of eastern Ukraine refused to recognize new coup installed nationalist government in Kiev, new Ukrainian regime sent its army to force eastern part of the country into submission starting a civil war that wages on till this day.