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Nadvirna city council awards honorary citizen titles to Bandera, Shukhevych, Lenkavsky

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March 25, 2010, 7:32 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

The city council of Nadvirna in Ivano-Frankivsk region has awarded honorary citizen titles to Stepan Bandera and Stepan Lenkavsky, as well as Roman Shukhevych.

Ivano-Frankivsk, March 25 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The city council of Nadvirna in Ivano-Frankivsk region has awarded honorary citizen titles to Stepan Bandera and Stepan Lenkavsky, the leaders of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), and Roman Shukhevych, the commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Interfax-Ukraine learned this at the city council, referring to a relevant decision taken on Thursday.

All 29 deputies who attended the session voted for the decision.

The council also supported Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council's request to dismiss Dmytro Tabachnyk as Ukraine's education and science minister.

Nadvirna City Council includes 38 deputies who represent the factions of Our Ukraine Party, the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian People's Party, and the Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists.

Over 22,000 people live in Nadvirna.
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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 8:06 p.m.    

incredible - and everybody is watching

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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 9:32 p.m.    

Isn't it wonderful!!! The world must know that the Ukrainian people will not allow Russia and other ignoramuses dictate to the Ukrainian people who their heroes are to be. The world must be taught that Ukrainians who fought against Soviet Russian Bolshevism and German Nazism are true heroes and freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the defense and freedom of their nation. The world must also know that they must stop seeing Ukrainian history through the eyes of Ukraine's enemies and accepting as fact the lies and smears that Ukraine's enemies try to throw at true Ukrainian heroes and freedom fighters who fought against all forms of totalitarianism and all forms of aggression against their nation.

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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 9:53 p.m.    

Very well said.

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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 10:45 p.m.    

slava Ykraini- heroim slava

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Anonymous March 26, 2010, 6:13 a.m.    

as re: &quot;true Ukrainian heroes and freedom fighters who fought against all forms of totalitarianism and all forms of aggression against their nation&quot;

Until 1941, the ethnicity of the majority of OUN's victims: Ukrainian.

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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 9:38 p.m.    

It's the only right thing to do. Both Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany committed crimes against humanity during their invasions of Ukraine and Ukraine must honor those who fought against them.

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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 11:41 p.m.    

That takes REAL courage and Patriotism ....this is a true heroic Patriotic city!!!!

Slava Ukraini!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 11:45 p.m.    

My father was there. He engaged both, the Soviet Russians and Nazis.

Let us also honour the tens of thousands of Ukrainians who fought under the leadership of these three heroes and the thousands more who gave their lives for freedom from oppression.

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Anonymous March 26, 2010, 11:32 p.m.    

Your father, was a traitorous Nazi scum. He fought against Ukraine, because he was an Austro-Hungarian, Banderian pig.

Ukraine is ashamed that scum like this even dare think of themselves as &quot;ukrainians&quot;.

Shame and condemnation to such &quot;heroes&quot;.

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Anonymous March 26, 2010, 11:32 p.m.    

Your father, was a traitorous Nazi scum. He fought against Ukraine, because he was an Austro-Hungarian, Banderian pig.

Ukraine is ashamed that scum like this even dare think of themselves as &quot;ukrainians&quot;.

Shame and condemnation to such &quot;heroes&quot;.

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Anonymous March 26, 2010, 5:53 a.m.    

Let it stay that way. It seems more realistic that these traitors are &quot;heroes&quot; of some villages, rather than of great Ukraine. Bandera was a criminal - and new President Yanukovich must revoke this absurd title, which no normal person takes seriously anyways.

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Anonymous March 26, 2010, 10:41 a.m.    

Having had relatives die at the hands of Bandera,s group of thugs for having committed the crime of teaching in school I could never agree with these actions. It's my belief that the revival of all these troubles of times past is an attempt to divide our country. Do those in the west think themselfs more ukrainian than myself living in the south east? My family on both sides goes back very many generations and we are and have always been ukrainian speaking. What will be the next step in attempting to bring about a divided nation? Maybe religion? Quite possibly Our Ukraine and the other &quot;true?&quot; ukrainian party's will tell us russian orthodox members cannot call themselves ukrainian. As regards Dmytro Tabachnyk. In this democratic age, why should a handfull of extremists think they have a right to deny us the man best quallified and most likely to consider all aspects of our education system, without the extream bias shown by our last goverment?

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Anonymous March 26, 2010, 4:29 p.m.    

best comment so far !!

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