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High Administrative Court dismisses appeals against illegal award of Hero of Ukraine title to Soviet soldiers

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Aug. 13, 2010, 2:44 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
The High Administrative Court of Ukraine has dismissed suits lodged by coordinator of the Harmony and Order NGO Dmytro Hudyma to declare four decrees by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on awarding the Hero of Ukraine title to Soviet soldiers illegal and cancel them. "The suits were dismissed," the High Administrative Court of Ukraine told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday.

A range of requirements by Hudyma was posted on the official Web site of the court, under a list of cases scheduled for August 12.

According to Hudyma, the reason for suits was the fact that the Hero of Ukraine title was conferred to the persons who were not citizens of Ukraine, and thus the decrees should be canceled.

Hudyma based his suit on the same arguments used by Donetsk Administrative Court of Appeals that on April 21 satisfied an appeal by Professor of Donetsk Medical University Anatoliy Soloviev and deprived Roman Shukhevych the Hero of Ukraine title, as Shukhevych was not a citizen of Ukraine. On April 2, Donetsk Circuit Administrative Court used the same arguments and cancelled the president’s decree on awarding the Hero of Ukraine title to Stepan Bandera.
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Anonymous Aug. 13, 2010, 3:02 p.m.    

Just out of idel curiosity, who decided to include a picture of a statue of Stepan Bandera and UPA soldiers on this article ... what in gods name are you trying to do ? Many countries present awards and decorations to foreigners, even honorary titles, why should Ukraine not do the same ?

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Anonymous Aug. 13, 2010, 3:47 p.m.    

Did you even read the article? Hero of Ukraine can be awarded only to Ukrainian citizens. You do not see the double standard here?

I would think they included the picture of Stephan Bandera because he was given the award, and the court took it away because they say he was not a citizen of Ukraine. Hence, the double standard if they allow the award to stand to the Russian soldiers.

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Anonymous Aug. 13, 2010, 8:57 p.m.    

ALL SING:

Get up, you who are branded by a curse,

You, the world's starving and enslaved!

Our outraged minds are boiling,

Ready to lead us into a deadly fight.

We will destroy this world of violence

Down to the foundations, and then

We will build our new world.

He who was nothing will become everything!

CHORUS: |: This will be the final

and decisive battle.

With the Soviet International

the mankind will get up. :|

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Anonymous Aug. 13, 2010, 10:53 p.m.    

Mr Gaga strikes again

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