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Western Information Agency: Yushchenko says Yanukovych has no legal muscle to cancel my Hero of Ukraine award to Bandera

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March 24, 2010, 3:29 p.m. |

Yushchenko: Yanukovych has no legal muscle to cancel my Hero of Ukraine award to Bandera

Speaking March 23 to the 5-th Kanal TV, former Pres Yushchenko said Pres Yanukovych has no legal power to cancel the awards given by past presidents. It is beyond Yanukovych’s legal powers to cancel my awards, like it was beyond my powers to cancel the awards given by all former presidents,” Yushchenko declared, saying the past awards are within the responsibility of the past presidents.“If Yanukovych cancels the awards] he will set a very dangerous precedent. What if a Communist president is elected after Yanukovych? He may cancel all decrees passed after the act on Ukraine’s independence in 1991,” Yushchenko argued. Click here to read more.
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