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You're reading: Andreas Umland: How spread of Banderite slogans and symbols undermines Ukrainian nation-building

It is less important what is
said and for which purpose. The person who dares to point out even widely known
trivialities and makes all too evident conclusions related to the ambivalent
meaning of a heroization of wartime nationalists, will be lectured or defamed,
or both.

The analyst and not the
matter of the issue will be questioned – if necessary through wild allegations,
far-going accusations, and outright libel. The reason and justification for
such far-reaching denunciations will be the attacker’s strong patriotism and
love of Ukraine.

But is mainstreaming symbols,
slogans and ideas related to the so-called Stepan Bandera movement really
patriotic when soberly considering the socio-political realities of post-Soviet
Ukraine?

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