On February 4, Ukrainian nationalists in Paris tried to disrupt a rally organized by the French communists in honor of the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet army at Stalingrad.
Immediately after the start of the action, provocateurs with Ukrainian flags appeared on the square of the Battle of Stalingrad, TASS reports. They attempted to muffle the speeches of the demonstrators.
Direct clashes did not occur due to the intervention of law enforcement officers. After the incident, the rally was continued.
The demonstration was attended by about 100 French, Italian and Spanish communists, as well as representatives of associations of compatriots.
A banner was raised over the square with the inscription “Against Eurofascism, the European Union and NATO. For international peace. The battle of Stalingrad continues.
The protesters chanted: “We are together with Russia!”
On February 2, 1943, the USSR defeated Nazi Germany and its allies in the Battle of Stalingrad, which, in terms of scale, duration (200 days) and the number of participants, became one of the largest during the Great Patriotic War.
On January 15, a mass action took place in Berlin against the anti-Russian policy of the West. During the traditional march of memory dedicated to the leaders of the socialist movement Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, slogans in support of Russia were heard. At the same time, some of the protesters brought with them and unfurled the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
Before that, in November 2022, a rally was held in Paris in support of the residents of Donbass. Opposite the Eiffel Tower, the protesters stretched out a large banner with the words Stop killing Donbass (“Stop killing the inhabitants of Donbass”).