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Ukraine: Court Ruling on Stepan Bandera's Hero of Ukraine Status

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop addresses the Ukrainian president once again, writing about the Donetsk Administrative Court's decision that Stepan Bandera “cannot be a ‘Hero of Ukraine’ because he was never its citizen”: “Following the logic of the Donetsk court ruling, you will have to ‘de-heroize’ at least 15 Heroes who died before 1991, including poets Vasyl Stus and Volodymyr Ivasiuk. Then there are the brave men who died fighting the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in 1986. And the Red Army heroes who liberated Auschwitz, accepted the capitulation of the Japanese and raised the Soviet flag atop the Reichstag in Berlin to mark the end of the Great Patriotic War. They, like Bandera, died before 1991.”

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