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Court annuls renaming of Bandera and Shukhevych avenues in Kyiv

The decision is going to be appealed
17:40, 10 July 2019

Stepana Bandery Avenue in Kyiv
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Kyiv Administrative District Court canceled the decision of Kyiv Council to rename Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych avenues. Yuriy Syrotyuk from the parliamentary party “Svoboda” stated it in his Facebook.

“Judge Olesya Chudak, the one who prosecuted Maidan activists, annulled the decision of Kyiv council to rename Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevich avenues in Kyiv. Well, whatever Kyiv administrative court would treat us, the avenues will be named after Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych. The appeal will take place, and the session of the Supreme Court if it is needed,” – Syrotyuk noted.

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He added Olena Berezhna was the complainant.

It stands to mention, there is no information about cancellation of Kyiv Council decision to rename the avenues on the official court’s website.

On June 7, 2016, lawmakers of Kyiv City Council voted for the renaming of the capital Moscow Avenue to Stepan Bandera Avenue. The council voted for the renaming of Vatutin Avenue to Shukhevych Avenue as well on June 7, 2017. The resolution was adopted as the result of the de-communization legislative package adopted on April 9, 2015, by the Verkhovna Rada. Ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law on May 15, 2015 and on May 21, the same year it came into effect.

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