Opponents, supporters of Bandera, Shukhevych avenues renaming clash in court

Representatives of social organizations expressed their lack of confidence in the Court
19:00, 28 October 2019

Stepana Bandery Avenue in Kyiv

A fight between supporters and opponents of the renaming of Moskovsky Avenue and Vatutin Avenue after Bandera and Shukhevych has happened in the building of the Sixth Kyiv Appellation Administrative Court. The Insider reported that. 

The representatives of the social organization expressed their lack of confidence in the court. The panel gave them time for expression of distrust in the written form. 

At the beginning of the session, a fight happened between the audience dut to which a break was announced. As of 13:10 p.m. all the presented were evacuated because of a message about the mining of the building. 

Earlier, Kyiv District Administrative court canceled the decision of Kyiv City Council, which stipulates that the avenues renamed after Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych would keep the old, Soviet-time names - Moskovsky Avenue and Vatutin Avenue, respectively.

"Judge Olesya Chudak... canceled the decision of Kyiv City Council on renaming the avenues of Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych in Kyiv. But, no matter how the Administratie Court twists and rolls, there will be Bandera and Shukhevych Avenues..." the message reads. 

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