Kharkiv City Hall sues Institute of National Remembrance for decommunization issues

Reason for the suit was the reaction of Institute of National Remembrance to attempts to rename Petro Hryhorenko Avenue to Marshal Zhukov Avenue
19:56, 25 November 2019

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Kharkiv City Council sued the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance. The Mayor's office asks the court to ban the penal correction unit from "interfering" in the work of the city government. ZN.UA reports.

It is noted that the reason for the lawsuit was the Institute of National Remembrance reaction to the attempts to rename Petro Hrygorenko Avenue to Marshal Heorhiy Zhukov, the erection of a monument to the Soviet military leader, as well as a memorial plaque to the honorary citizen of Kharkiv, KGB General Yuriy Shramko.

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Institute of National Remembrance reminded the city council and Kharkiv mayor Hennadiy Kernes that these actions are propaganda of the communist totalitarian regime, violate the current legislation, and criminal responsibility is provided for them.

At the same time, the compiler quotes in the document the norms of the Law, which directly forbid naming the streets in honor of the Soviet leadership and party functionaries. However, the Institute of National Remembrance calls reminders about the inadmissibility of violation of these norms and appeals to law enforcement agencies "interference" in the activities of the city council.

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