Ivano-Frankivsk regional council calls on European Parliament to review resolution on Bandera

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March 3, 2010, 4:43 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivsk, March 3 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council has called on the European Parliament to review clause 20 of its resolution on the situation in Ukraine, which deplores former Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko's decision to posthumously award Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, the title of Hero of Ukraine. The council said this in an address to the European Parliament passed at an extraordinary session on Mar. 3.

All of the 68 deputies who attended the meeting voted for the adoption of the address.

"We, the deputies of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council, are asking the European Parliament to review clause 20 of its resolution," reads the statement.

The deputies also decided to send the address to Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as the embassies of European Union countries in Ukraine.

As reported, the European Parliament, in its resolution passed on February 25, said that it "deeply deplores the decision by the outgoing President of Ukraine, Viktor Yuschenko, to posthumously award Stepan Bandera, a leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), which collaborated with Nazi Germany, the title of 'National Hero of Ukraine.'"

In this regard, the European Parliament expressed hope that "the new Ukrainian leadership will reconsider such decisions and will maintain its commitment to European values."

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko conferred the rank of Hero of Ukraine to Bandera on January 22, 2010.
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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 5:09 p.m.    

It is so shame for all of us that we are concerning about Europe minds. I am fed up to listen all time different disputes around this toppic. For me and my country Bandera is HERO. I am proud to be Ukrainian due to him too.I wish I could know him personal. Whole nation is pleased him for being. Slava Ukraini.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 5:55 p.m.    

you are a pathetic little clown

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 8:32 p.m.    

Stepan Bandera is our pride!I&amp;#180;m happy to be Ukrainian thanks to him.

There are a lot of evil tongues, but who cares!!!

Thanks to UPA,thanks to Stepan Bandera,thanks to Roman Shuhevuch,Konovalets,Petlura!Slava Ukraini!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 9:12 p.m.    

Thanks to all those monkeys Ukraine is a nothing in the world.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 12:41 a.m.    

Because of Ukraine, Western Europe no longer has to worry about a Soviet Russian threat. That alone saves the West European nations BILLIONS of Euros every year in defense costs. You'd think that Western Europe would be a little more appreciative.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 11:58 p.m.    

Mazepa, Vyhovsky and many,many more....

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 11 p.m. say &quot;nothing in the world&quot; must be refering to the &quot;former&quot; USSR aka Soviet Union aka Evil Empire found only

on old maps it seems that IT and YOU are &quot;nothing in the world&quot; but Ukraine IS on the map!

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 7:20 p.m.    

Stalin should be a hero in Ukraine. Bander is a common criminal. Russia should just invade Ukraine. Then there would be reason and stability. The IMF would loan money the next day.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 8:14 p.m.    

Banders IS a hero in Ukraine. Stalin was a common criminal. Russia should mind its own business, then there would be reason and stability. The IMF wouldn't NEED to loan money because Ukraine would rid itself of the incompetent 5th column that make up the current so called &quot;elite&quot;.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 9:23 p.m.    

Below is a link to the Ukrainian National TV Channel 1 showing a video that they aired on Bandera. Please note that it runs well over 1 hour.

Copy and email to yourself &amp; then watch &amp; learn

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 10:32 p.m.    

Ivano frankovsky should spend more time fixng the environmental disaster in Khalush

All those deputies should be sacked, not caring about the people facing real life dangers and death in their threatened polluted environment,,, while their dummy politicians are more interested in spending time and resourcies chasing the ghost of by gone eras

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 12:04 a.m.    

Take down embarrassing monuments to Bandera.

That's a shame.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 12:37 a.m.    

Go back to Russia,Poland,Israel or whatever rock you crawled out from...

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 12:05 a.m.    

Screw Bandera! Bat'ka Makhno is a true hero of modern Ukraine!

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 9:31 a.m.    

Petlyura for Hero too! :)

Bandera is a Nazi.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 12:22 a.m.    

Neither Poland,Russia nor Germany have a right to enslave Western Ukraine nor Ukrainians ANYWHERE : West,East,North or South ...get it?!!!!! All 3 invaders were WRONG and Ukrainians were forced to adopt to the most extreme schizophrenic strategies to cope with these monstrous bullies and survive as best they could.

We won't forget the Polish concentration camps BEFORE the war, the German ones DURING the war, and the Russian GULAG BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the war !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 12:48 a.m.    

A man who was incarcerated by the Nazis and whose family members were murdered by the Nazis, a man who fought against all forms of totalitarian powers that invaded and destroyed his country was named a hero of his country. A man who was murdered by one of the most vile and evil empires that ever appeared on the Earth, against which he fought, is a HERO in any sane person's book. The European Parliament should be ashamed of itself for trying to denigrate this great man and freedom fighter.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 2:28 a.m.    

Why does the EU deplore the honour bestowed on Bandera by 5%Yuschenko?

He was very fair, murdering Jews, Ukrainians, Russians,Poles and Lvivians. A very fair Charles Manson.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 2:28 a.m.    

Yanu is the finest hero of Ukrane

bandera came killed many then tokk off to germany to save his life and cover his tracks,

yanu came, and as a child he was mstreated for not having his own mom and daddy to protect him

as an adult, yano alone fought hard an american financed revolution the infamous orange coup, designed to have a poppet leadership that takes orders only from washington, with the agenda to destabilise and evenually attack russia,,,

yanu fought this tyde wave of american interventionism in ukraine

yanu fought against a well financed campaign, with massive media back up...

yanu fought while most of his friends deserted him,, tigipko made a carreer about stabbing yanu as often as he could benefit from it,,, but yany forgave him...

and yanu fought for 5 years the endlless vile hearsays produced by a foul mouthed juia a servant of the west,,,

then yanu became pm, and he was kicked out again, humiliated time after time....

yanu had spent more time in his life getting back onto his feat, then being on his feet,,,

but this man, this real tiger is the real hero of ukraine.....

when all thought he had lost the courage to fight on, he came back realising he was an under dog all his life, life will not be fair unless he makes it fair.....

so yanu fought, and the bastions of western allegiences powers and alliancies have began to fall and crumble....

at the end we only ssaw some mud throwing, as the gloves came off of the lady who wanted the world to call her princess..

she had proved no resemblence to a princess, but a cheating witch, as julia was consumed by her own hatred and foolishness, unleashed her wrath against herself,,,,

all this set the stage who the real royalty is......

let us just hear it again......

hero yanu when he was elected declared...#

&quot; I want to unite the people of Ukraine so that we can all prosper&quot;

his statement in foreign policy.....

&quot; I want to be a bridge between east and west, and do not ask me to sacrificy our friendship with russia, for the friendship of the west,,, so that in order to be friend of the west we must be hostile to russia,,&quot;

he said

&quot; I want ukraine to be a friend of all nations,,, no designated enemy&quot;

Clearly yanu spoke from his heart, as since childhood he was allways forced to take a side and fight,,, so he declared&gt;&gt;

&quot; My fight is for unity and prosperious peacefull coexistence&quot;

U doubtedly, yanu is not only a hero of ukraine, but a hero of his time.....

Forget about bandera who came and run awayyyy

Yanu is the real hero of ukraine

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 6:02 a.m.    

Comrade it would seem that not only are paranoid, but also a little afrid of your own shadow, I suspect. But I am quite sure there are other consiparcies brewing at this exact momement that you may or may not be aware of. Like UK or the Canuks.By the way if Yanu is so wonderful why did he hire a New York PR firm to remake himself so that he could win the last democratic election in Ukraine before it reunites with Russia as a province.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 2:30 a.m.    

bandera was a hero of yuchenko

a man of questionable motives and character like bandera appealed to usenko,,, he saw his own reflections in him..

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