Controversial photo removed from City exhibition
(CS/ml) A photograph of a Ukrainian fighter of the Azov paramilitary unit is to be removed from an outdoor exhibition on Place Guillaume II, following a complaint from left party déi Lénk.
Déi Lénk had pointed out to Luxembourg City mayor Lydie Polfer last week that the cap of the fighter featured symbols associated with the neo-Nazi milieu, including a black sun and the so-called “Wolfsangel”. Both symbols were used by the SS during WW2.
Polfer passed on the demand of déi Lénk to have the photo removed from the exhibition to its organisers, the Ukrainian embassy in Belgium, the Ukraine mission to the UN and the Ukraine's honorary consul to Luxembourg.
The latter have now agreed to have the picture taken down. In a statement the City of Luxembourg said this would happen on Monday.
The rest of the photos, showing life in Ukraine under the more than year-long conflict with Russian separatists, are to remain until the exhibition closes on July 1.