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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.

The judges agreed with the plaintiff and confirmed that "those who died before 1991, could not be citizens of Ukraine and decided to uphold a complaint against the Ukrainian president’s decision to award the title of Hero of Ukraine to Bandera, recognize his decree as unlawful and cancel it."

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