MP has congratulated citizens on the Day of defender of the Fatherland

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member of Parliament Ilya Kiva has congratulated Ukrainians on the Day of defender of the Fatherland. It caused ambiguous reaction of the public, RIA Novosti reported.

In his Facebook account, the politician has spoken out against de-communization in the country. However, he used foul language. After that Kiva has posted the greetings on the Day of defender of the Fatherland, attaching a picture with the inscription “February 23. Red army day”.

Some people’s congratulations angered. “The more, the merrier for the sinking of the USSR,” fell comments. Also netizens suggested that the next time the MP will be wearing a St. George ribbon on May 9.

Kiva explained his position in the social network that his father and grandfather served in the Soviet Union.

“I Have the opportunity to live and raise their children, and for that I thank my grandfather, the Hero of the Soviet Union, the red army that defeated fascism and liberated the world from the brown plague! So I’ll celebrate the day the red army!”, he said.

Ukrainian authorities canceled the celebration of defender of the Fatherland Day on 23 February, moving it to October 14. In addition, the country was banned demonstration of Communist symbols.

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