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The demonstrators are holding flags of the Borotba association, as well as banners imitating Russian victory ribbons, banners of infantry divisions and two Ukrainian flags with Russian victory ribbons.

They are chanting: “Referendum!” “Russia!”

Speakers address the audience from an improvised stage, demanding a referendum and criticizing the interim Ukrainian government. A speaker said that military and defense spending has been increased at the expense of ordinary citizens and their social guarantees, not at the expense of billionaires or oligarchs. Another demanded that “neo-Nazi formations be immediately disarmed.”

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Giorgio, Canada

Their aspirations are misplaced: some regions cannot have more autonomy than others unless there are compelling reasons of separate identity (ethnic, historical, religious). This is not the case here.

Quite. Equally the majority is entitled to have its wishes respected.

They want broad autonomy yet fly the Russian flag. I thought they got rid of the Russian titushki & underground terrorists who bombed several public sites, nightclubs, etc. for most of 2015.

Ukraine is a free country, and the several hundred demonstrators are entitled to express their views.

Giorgio, Canada

Based on the past patterns, these demonstrators are likely not free from Russian instigators with links to FSB

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