Warning of "severe measures" against participants in future mass actions that disturb the peace, Ukraine’s MVD wasted little time in reacting to large-scale workers’ demonstrations held October 19 in Kiev and other localities. (14) Two members of the Ukrainian National Army, a radical nationalist group that is now outlawed, were arrested that day for fighting with marchers who were carrying a Soviet flag. The MVD’s get-tough message may not deter the communist-led All-Ukrainian Union of Workers, which announced on Friday that it is going ahead with plans to lead a proletarian day of action on October 25. The Union plans to demonstrate in favor of unity with Russia and against the state policies of Kiev. (15)
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