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Russia Today: Ukrainian сourt rules against Bandera and Shukhevich becoming heroes again

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Oct. 14, 2011, 8:56 p.m. |

Court has refused an appeal by former president Yushchenko to review a decision to strip Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevich of the title of hero.

Editor's Note: The following story was published online by Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded information organization that has been criticized for its anti-Western and anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

Ukraine’s Supreme Administrative Court has refused an appeal by former president Viktor Yushchenko to review a decision to strip two Ukrainians known to have collaborated with the Nazis of the title of hero. ­The ruling on Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevich, cannot be reversed, according lawyer Vladimir Olentsevich, who has been involved in the case and who broke the news on Friday.

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Anonymous Oct. 14, 2011, 10:01 p.m.    

Editor's Note: The following story was published online by Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded information organization that has been criticized for its anti-Western and anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

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Anonymous Oct. 14, 2011, 10:40 p.m.    

Well at least there is some justice still in Ukraine. Yushchenko had no authority to declare Bandera a hero of Ukraine. He was a caretaker president at the time knowing that he had lost his bid for re-election. Under the conventions of a caretaker president he can only make declarations that are essential in the national interest and he should consult and have the consent of the main candidates. This was another example of Yushchenko's ongoing misuse and abuse of public office dividing Ukraine.

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Anonymous Oct. 14, 2011, 11:06 p.m.    

Fully agreed.

Thank you for this comment.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 6:27 a.m.    

Both of you are pathetic Russian sympathizers. What are you doing on this site? KP is for Ukrainians, NOT Russians.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 9:17 a.m.    

its the one same insane Soviet relic repeating disinformation in the hope that if you repeat lies often enough you may actually fool some people

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 1:11 a.m.    

Bandera and Shukhevych will ALWAYS be heroes to the Ukrainian people because they fought against all invaders of Ukraine. They will be held as heroes by the Ukrainian people no matter what the current regime says or what the former foreign occupier and other Ukrainophobes say.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 2:22 a.m.    

To 5% of Ukraine. There are many more who consider him and his Army to be NAZI sympathisers. They were part of the ultra right nationalists. They were insurgents combatants. They were not heros. They partook in pogroms against Ukrainian Jews and supported the NAZI invasion during the second world war. I guess to some Bizmark was a hero also. to some Bin Laden and Genus Khan were heros. But they were not Ukrainian heros.

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 9:14 a.m.    

regurgitating old Soviet discredited lies and slogans by an old Soviet relic

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 4:44 p.m.    

THIS MEANS THERE WERE NO GULAGS ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? :

Ninety percent of the students surveyed had never heard of the gulag, even though five of Sweden's closest neighboring countries were occupied by the communists for half a century. And this 90 percent, this number, could be contrasted with the 95 percent who were well-informed about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

And 43 percent believed that communist regimes had claimed less than 1 million lives in total worldwide during the last century and one-fifth of those surveyed put the death toll at zero to 10,000. The actual figure is estimated at around 100 million victims, and that could be conservative.

http://www.rferl.org/content/interview_how_much_does_west_know_about_communist_crimes/24358883.html

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Anonymous Oct. 15, 2011, 6:51 a.m.    

What do you expect from a corrupt pro Russian Yanukovych court?

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Anonymous Nov. 26, 2011, 1:13 a.m.    

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It is somewhat bias and unprofessional for Kyivpost to publish a leading comment aimed at Russia today and not apply the same standard to other media outlets. If Kyivpost of of this view then it should just not republish Their news items.

Perhaps it should publish the following statements on all BBC news reports to be fair and balanced

&quot;The below story was published online by the BBC, a British Government-funded information organization that has been criticized for its bias pro US-NATO propaganda.&quot;

It could do similar for CNN and other US news services and Kyivpost articles itself.. It certainly does not place Kyivpost in good light and it leaves it wide open for allegations of reverse bias.

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