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28 June 2019, 13:59

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Ukrainian command makes delinquent soldiers march for LGBT Pride in Kiev

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LUGANSK, June 28 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The chief of Ukraine's JFO in Donbass Alexander Syrsky has sent delinquent soldiers to the LGBT Pride in Kiev to represent the military gay community, said LPR People's Militia press service head Yakov Osadchiy.

"Our intelligence reported that few days ago General Claudio Graziano, the permanent Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), visited the JFO zone and Syrsky, trying to win General's favor, made an "innovative decision" to demonstrate that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not alien to the European values and are willing to make effort to integrate into the EU and NATO," Osadchiy said.

 Pursuing this idea, Syrsky ordered to form an integrated detachment of 50 delinquent soldiers of the Vostok and Sever combined task force and send it to the Kiev Gay Pride on June 24. The leading crew was headed by the chief of the rocket and artillery troops of the JFO Bogdan Soyushkin.

Troops in military uniform joined 8,000 people in Kiev's Gay Pride parade on Sunday.

Some of them spoke to Western media saying that "I am soldier and I am gay", "If we don't step up for ourselves there will be no freedom", "Freedom has to be defended".

LuganskMediaCentre — 28 June — Lugansk