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Marches Mark Birthday Of Ukrainian Nationalist Leader

Torchlit parades marked the 106th anniversary of the birth of controversial Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera on January 1st. Thousands marched in Kyiv, while a smaller gathering took place in Sumy, in northeastern Ukraine. Bandera led partisans during World War Two who fought against both Nazi and Soviet troops. Some historians say he initially collaborated with the Nazis and his forces took part in the killings of Jews and Poles. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)