Essendon, Ukrainian community, 19th March 2017. (SBS Ukrainian)

On Sunday, 19th March 2017, the members of the Ukrainian community of Victoria held a patriotic action of solidarity with Ukraine to marks the 100 years since the beginning of the Ukrainian revolution of 1917-1921 years, the third anniversary of the occupation of Crimea by Russian Federation and to protest in support of Ihor Kozlovskiy, Ukrainian scientist, historian, who was detained in Donetsk in January, 27th, 2016. He was accused of spying activity. According to his nephew Denys Kozlovskyy, his uncle was tortured for giving a false confession. Self-proclaimed authorities of DNR refuse to exchange him as they consider Ihor Kozlovskyy a citizen of DNR. He was staying in Donetsk after the occupation to take care of his ill son. The actions were held under the slogans Crimea is Ukraine #FreeKozlovskyy, "Don't forget about Ukraine", "Putin hands off Ukraine…

Bogdan Rudnytski
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