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The marchers were holding flags of the Svoboda (Freedom) group and the OUN, Ukrainian national flags and banners reading, "Bandera will come and put things in order" and "State recognition for the OUN-UPA." UPA is the acronym for the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

Passing by a monument to Vladimir Lenin near Bessarabska Square, the nationalists chanted, "Lenin out of Kyiv!"

In Lviv in western Ukraine, about 1,000 people, including top figures in the city and regional councils, held a rally at a monument to Bandera marking his birth anniversary.

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