During the annual celebrations of Victory Day on the 9th of May 2014, which marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War and the liberation from Hitler-fascism something remarkable happened. The governor of Kherson region Yuri Odarchenko (member of Yulia Tymoshenko’s fatherland party) was booed by thousands including WWII veterans, when declared that the Soviet Union tried to enslave Ukraine, while Hitler tried to bring freedom to Ukraine.
“If you read history books, we have a number of documentaries on this, then we see that he [Hitler] first of all put forward a slogan of liberating people from the communist yoke, and liberating people from the tyrant Stalin,” Odarchenko said.
The crowd who was present to celebrate the victory over fascism and Hitler and not to celebrate Hitler himself his mass murder immediately started to shouting against the governor. One very courageous women holding a child in her hand tried to make this spectacle of promoting Hitler-fascism an end by throwing his microphone away.