KYIV, Ukraine — roughly 5,000 ultra-right activists marched around the Ukrainian capital Wednesday to denounce a cease-fire from the battle with Russia-supported separatists in southern Ukraine, leaving an undercover banner immobilized into the presidential office’s entry.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has sought to intensify efforts to end the fighting Russia-backed separatists from the east, championing a cease-fire which has mostly held for at least 2 1/2 months despite intermittent clashes.
On Wednesday, Zelenskiy seen the Allied soldiers at the east, hailing the truce and expressing hope it will help to end the battle.
However, the right-wingers who rallied from the Ukrainian capital denounced the cease-fire bargain as a betrayal of interests. They also needed new laws to counter those that they described as”collaborationists” sympathetic to Russian interests, such as many TV channels they said should be closed.
The United Jewish Community of Ukraine required that prosecutors open research to which it was described as an anti-Semitic act.
There was no immediate response from Zelenskiy’s office.
Both ex-Soviet neighbors are secured in a tug-of-war following Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014 after the ouster of the former, Moscow-friendly Ukrainian president, and throw its service behind separatist insurgents in southern Ukraine.