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Hundreds march to commemorate the students killed in the Kruty battle

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Activists and supporters of the Svoboda (Freedom), Ukrainian nationalist party,hold torches during a march to honor students killed during a battle near the small city of Kruty in 1918, in Kyiv on Jan. 29 Poster reads – Glory to Heroes of the Kruty.

Nearly 1,000 activists and supporters of right-wing Svoboda nationalist party took part in the torchlight march in Kyiv commemorating the students killed during the battle of Kruty, one of the most tragic events in the history of Ukraine.

Some 300 students, cadets and high schoool students were killed during combat with the regular Red Army on January 29, 1918, to protect the new Ukraine’s People Republic against Bolshevik aggression.

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