Court: Ruling on Bandera legal

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Jan. 12, 2011, 4:15 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Court ruling repealing Yuschenko's decree to confer Hero of Ukraine title to Bandera is legal.

Cassation appeals filed against a ruling by Donetsk District Administrative Court canceling former President Viktor Yuschenko's decree to confer the Hero of Ukraine title to Stepan Bandera were not considered by the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine (HACU) and the HACU did not suspend this court ruling, thus, it currently has legal force. The HACU told Interfax-Ukraine that cassation appeals against the ruling would be considered as soon as they are submitted for consideration.

On Jan. 20, 2010, third Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko conferred the Hero of Ukrainian title to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).

On April 2, Donetsk District Administrative Court declared unlawful and subject to the repeal of Yuschenko's decree conferring the Hero of Ukraine title to Bandera. The plaintiff in the case - lawyer Volodymyr Olentsevych said that under the Ukrainian legislation the title of Hero of Ukraine may be conferred only on a citizen of Ukraine. According to him, Bandera is not a citizen of Ukraine, since he died in 1959 before Ukraine gained independence in 1991.

Yuschenko appealed to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine against the ruling by Donetsk District Administrative Court.

At the same time, the Constitutional Court refused to start constitutional proceedings on the constitutionality of Yuschenko's decree.

Bandera was a Ukrainian political activist who headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), which fought for Ukraine's independence from Polish, Russian and other foreign invaders. Bandera was killed by KGB agent Bohdan Stashynsky in Munich on Oct. 15, 1959.
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Anonymous Jan. 12, 2011, 8:08 p.m.    

Define "CITIZEN" I dare you!

It can mean many things in many different ways.

Russian speaking individuals in Ukraine are not citizens either but rather occupants.

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Anonymous Jan. 12, 2011, 9:54 p.m.    

non native so called humans in canada are not CITIZEN but rather infestors.

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Anonymous Jan. 12, 2011, 10:03 p.m.    

Citizen. A person who belongs to a city, state or country. (Not to be confused with Nationalist or patriot.

A person who holds citizenship of a state or country.

1. (Government, Politics &amp; Diplomacy) a native registered or naturalized member of a state, nation, or other political community Compare alien

2. an inhabitant of a city or town

3. a native or inhabitant of any place

4. a civilian, as opposed to a soldier, public official, etc.

One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.

One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.

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Anonymous Jan. 12, 2011, 9:53 p.m.    

Bandera is a facist

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Anonymous Jan. 13, 2011, 2:53 a.m.    

If you have the mouth to lie about a hero

have the balls to spell out your name

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Anonymous Jan. 12, 2011, 9:58 p.m.    

Yushchenko at the time he issued the decree confering Hero status to Bandera had already lost the presidency. Under various conventions in democratoc nations, Yushchenko, who was a caretaker President, had no right to make any decrees at the time that was not urgent and or did not have the support of the two main contenders. (This is just another example of Yushchenko's disgraceful administration)

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Anonymous Jan. 12, 2011, 11 p.m.    


If you can't win them with brilliance,

baffle them with bullshit.

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Anonymous Jan. 12, 2011, 11:47 p.m.    

The only ture heroes of Ukraine and the ruskies have to belittle them.

What type of idots live in the east?

It's truly unbelievable that they have to lick the boots of the moskal masters just to please the a$$h@le putin. Only in the east can they place the mass murder of Ukrainians aka ka ka stalin on a pedestal, over and above true Ukrainian heroes who fought for freedom of Ukrainians from their moskal and polish slave masters.

So so sad.

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