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Donetsk court deprives Shukhevych of Ukrainian hero title

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April 21, 2010, 5:31 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Donetsk Administrative Court of Appeals has declared unlawful former Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko's decree of October 12, 2007 to award the Hero of Ukraine title to Roman Shukhevych, the commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. An Interfax-Ukraine reporter said that the court had passed such a ruling on Wednesday.

The court ruled that the president had had no right to confer this title to Shukhevych, because he had died in 1950 and therefore he had not lived on the territory of independent Ukraine (after 1991). Consequently, Shukhevych was not a Ukrainian citizen, and this title could not be awarded to him.

As reported, on October 2, 2007 Yuschenko issued a decree awarding the Hero of Ukraine title to Shukhevych.

In October 2009, lawyer Volodymyr Olentsevych, on behalf of Doctor of Medical Sciences Anatoliy Solovyov, filed a lawsuit in Donetsk Circuit Administrative Court to declare the decree on awarding Shukhevych the Hero of Ukraine title as illegal and cancel it.

"The court considered the lawsuit and refused to satisfy it under completely far-fetched grounds... I lodged a cassation appeal, and now the time has finally come for its consideration," Olentsevych said.

On April 2, 2010, Donetsk Circuit Administrative Court, on the basis of the suit filed by Olentsevych, cancelled Yuschenko's decree on awarding the Hero of Ukraine title to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, as Bandera was not a citizen of Ukraine.
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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 12:04 a.m.    

Donetsk court should be logic and deprives any Ukrainian honorship to Taras Tchevtchenko, and every other people died before 1991....

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 6:32 p.m.    

Who cares what the Sovok bootlickers in Donetsk decree...they are not Ukrainian and feed at the trough of their masters...Judases

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 8:42 p.m.    

not Ukrainian ?

explain please

what actually is a &quot;Ukrainian&quot;

do non-Ukrainians were badges or something ?

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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 12:50 a.m.    

Someone who puts Ukraine's interests ahead of Moscow's would be a good start.

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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 12:42 a.m.    

Simple enough.... A Ukrainian is someone who regards himself as such, above other national/cultural affiliations.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 5:07 a.m.    

No need for badges, you appear quite confused as is.

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 7:01 p.m.    

Great picture of Shukhevich - in his Nazi uniform. Good work, great hero and example for the kids. :)))

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 8:40 p.m.    

very good

hahahahahahahahahahaha

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 7:35 p.m.    

He was a Ukrainian patriot..you Sovoks can keep trying to slander him, but you will never succeed...enough real Ukrainians exist to keep his memory alive...at least he stood up to the butchers and drunk killers you idolize in Moscow

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 7:39 p.m.    

Why was Ukraine so weak in the first place that it could nver defend itself over many centuries? The people of Ukraine must be very very weak indeed. What were they, toy soldiers?

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 6:40 a.m.    

Yes it is a great picture. A good hero indeed. No Swastika or Hammer and sickle on his uniform only a large Trident/Tryzub of Volodymyr the Great-hardly a Nazi or Soviet uniform!!! LOL

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 8:23 p.m.    

Quite simply, a &quot;Hero Of Ukraine&quot; should represent the entire nation and not just the radical western corner which unfortunately is out of touch with events just as its diaspora often is.

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 8:37 p.m.    

Defending Ukraine's identity is hardly radical

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 4:58 a.m.    

The russian hate mongers are on a role here.

Shows how much they want to stop a free and independent Ukrainian people from championing their human rights.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 5:37 a.m.    

Here is &quot;free&quot; and &quot;independent&quot; Ukrainian &quot;hero&quot; wearing Nazi uniform. LOL!

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 6:36 a.m.    

If he is wearing a Nazi uniform then show me where the swastika is located on his uniform??? LOL

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 8:05 p.m.    

The answer is that the Nazi themselves did not permit their &quot;allies&quot; to wear the swastika. For instance, the Croatian Ustashe did not put a swastika on their uniforms, aircraft, etc.. but instead a stylized letter &quot;U.&quot;

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 9:40 p.m.    

The Nazi allies...like Soviet Russia from 1939-1941...true collaborators with Nazism

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Anonymous May 10, 2010, 10:11 a.m.    

The parade began at 16:00,[4] and the &quot;Victory Arches&quot; were erected which the Soviet troops decorated with swastikas and red stars, and through which German troops marched.[9] The Soviets fielded the 4th Battalion of 29th Light Tank Brigade, which was the first unit of the Red Army to roll into the city. The Soviet and German generals paid homage to each other's armies and their respective victories over Polish forces.[10]

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 10:15 a.m.    

The Donetsk Court...what a joke.

I guess Bohdan Khmelnytsky or any Ukrainian Hetman, is not a Ukrainian Hero...since they didnt live after 1991? lol.

Bandera and Shukhevych did live during an independant Ukraine of 1918! and beyond.

Russia has nothing to do with RUS, since there was NO RUSSIA OR MOSCOW, during RUS :) Hence the Russians/Maskva have no relation to RUS!

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 10:40 a.m.    

You forgot that Kiev is the mother of Russian cities. And that Novograd was a big trading route in Russia during Rus times..After Kiev proved too weak for the Mongols,most of the population including the Patriarch moved north to Novograd and Suzdal.

Furthermore, Bohdan Khmelnytsky is a hero. He correctly wished for closer ties with the Russian czar and for Ukraine to be joined with its older brother in a military agreement. Seems you need to do some reading.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 7:39 p.m.    

What's this &quot;older brother&quot; b.s.? Noone needs to be patronized. Russian govt. imperialism at its finest.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 12:20 p.m.    

Seems you should stop reading Soviet propaganda.... Cities can't have children and you are only geussing what Khmelnytsky wanted...

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 7:23 p.m.    

Khmelnytsky wanted Ukraine to be safe from Poland. He saw what a mess he got into but died before he could change anything.

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Anonymous April 23, 2010, 6:53 a.m.    

This is True, a big mistake indeed, but it was unfortuntaely too late. And now the year 2010, we still have to deal with the error.

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Anonymous April 23, 2010, 6:52 a.m.    

Kyiv is the mother city of RUS. Moskovy was the term used for Moscow and your &quot;Russia&quot;. Russia is no older brother, but a younger one.

All the population from Ukraine disapeared and moved to Moscow or Novgorod? ?Hilarious. Actually Kyiska-Rus survived the Mongol invasion...Halych-Volyhnia was the last standing free RUS principality. Novogord was destroyed and amalgamated into the Mongolic-Moscovite leadership.

The Slavs of RUS stayed in Ukraine..and the Zaporizhian Cossacks became the vanguard of the Ukrainian State...which the Russian destroyed. The &quot;Steppe&quot; was populated by the Slavs of Kyiv and the Western parts, who fled Polish oprression.

Russians only came on the scene in the late 18th century..with their propaganda of &quot;elder brother&quot; story.

Maybe closer ties, but no idiot wanted absolute union, never has there been an example of 1 head of state seeking out destruction of his own countries sovereignty. You need to do some reading outside of Russian Imperialist sources, and outside of Marxist-Leninist bs.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 6:54 p.m.    

I guess Taras Shevchenko isn't Ukrainian either since he never lived in post-1991 Ukraine, same for Mazepa, Khmelnytsky, and others. Apparently Ukraine isn't allowed to name its own heroes without getting Russia's proxy-permission. It is doubtful Ukraine will ever be a great nation. A major failing with Ukraininas in general is their natural desire to undermine, belittle, and despise each other. The day we (yes, Ihor is my real name and I was born, and grew-up, in Ternopil)Ukrainians agree on anything beyond more than a week or two protest then I'll reconsider. Another example is the relationship with our diaspora. Ukrainians really despise their diaspora, almost to the point of psychotic hatred. Yes, we're hospitable when our Ukrainian-Canadian, -American, -Italian, or -Spanish cousins visit, but keep your opinion to yourself because you don't know anything and are no longer real Ukrainian! Here, enjoy some samohonka, borsht and vereniky but go back to where you came from and take your views with you! I've been fortunate to travel to other countries and for the most part, the mother country and diaspora have a healthy respect for each other without the name-calling and disprespect. We need to get over ourselves and listen to multiple views without attacking and destroying each other then start seeing ourselves as one people with common beliefs and heros.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 7:31 p.m.    

I have a suggestion that will save time and money, make Banditkovych and the Donetsk Mafia even wealthier, and made the government even more &quot;effective&quot; than they have been already in the last 50 days.

It is clear that Ukraine does not have a court system - it's just a bunch of chimps in robes approving whatever Yanuconvict and the Donetsk Mafia do.

So here's the deal - eliminate all courts in Ukraine - Ukraine doesn't use them anyway.

Then &quot;privatize&quot; all of those buildings - just hand them over to Yanuconvict, Azarav, Akhmetov, Pinchuk and the Donetsk Mafia.

Move all of the chimps in robes into the Verkhovna Rada - the Parliament - and have them all sit at the rostrum. Make sure that they bring their &quot;Approved&quot; rubber stamps with them.

Whenever Banditkovych or Azarov or anyone from the Party of Regions says anything - have all of the chimps stamp &quot;Approved&quot; on whatever piece of paper is shoved in front of them by the Party of Russia.

Throw the chimps in robes some bananas once in a while.

And, we all know that Yanuconvict and Azarov are pimps for Putler.

When Putler finally takes over Ukraine in about 30 days, de jure instead of just de facto, the chimps will be ready to stamp &quot;Approved&quot; on everything that Putler does.

Saves time, saves money.

The only thing is - I wonder whether Putler will let Yanuconvict keep Mezhihirya?

працюють ефективно

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