A ‘Neo-Nazi’ hate group in Ukraine has issued a dire warning to LGBT residents thinking of participating in this year’s pride event in the capital of Kiev: there
Members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) have promised a repeat of last year’s violence at the Kiev Pride 2015 parade, which was shut down moments after it began when Pride attendees were attacked by members of the OUN.
“Our colleagues from the OUN movement have released a strong statement about the gay march in Kiev. In short, on June 12, there will be a bloodbath in Kiev,” writes the spokesperson for the Right Sector nationalist movement. “The organizers of the march still have time not to hold the march.”
A separate statement from the OUN reads: “Today, we are forced to accept LGBT marches and festivals, and thus join the ranks of sinners and those who cover them. Who is going to be equated on this Sabbath? Immoral freaks, clowns and degenerates will be equated with those who have honor and dignity, respect and love for their neighbor, soldiers who gave their lives and health protecting peace in the country?”
Marina Honda, the Ukraine Department of Public Communications director, assures the community that she does “not want a repetition of 2015” and that police will be on hand to make sure the events are not interrupted by OUN members.
Ukraine held its first pride parade in 2013.