Ukraine Day 1177: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed near Slavne by a UID and 9 wounded; 1 civilian woman was wounded near the front line and separatists reported 3 more civilians injured.
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Photo: Ukrainian soldiers and villagers celebrate Victory Day at a war memorial. Photo by ATO
Fighting escalated today with heavy attacks and casualties.
All over Ukraine, parades and memorial ceremonies were held to mark the holiday.
Translation: At the Eternal Glory Monument in Kiev, activists raised the Soviet flag, banned in Ukraine, and were detained by police.
The banning of the Soviet flag is part of the decommunization process in Ukraine under laws passed in 2015.
Separatists of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” reported 60,000 gathered in Donetsk and there and other cities, the “Immortal Regiment” parades were organized as in Russia.