In Ukraine, July 7, 2016

Moscow Prospect in Kyiv (

Moscow Prospect in Kyiv (

Kyiv’s Moscow Prospect (avenue) has been renamed ‘Bandera Prospect’ by a decision of the city council on Thursday, July 7.

As reported by Yury Sirotyuk, a deputy to the council from the extreme-right Svoboda Party, the decision was supported by 87 deputies out of 97 present. No one present voted against the proposal.

Sirotyuk wrote on his Facebook page: “Hurrah! In Kyiv we now have a Stepan Bandera Prospect instead of Moscow Prospect! The vote was 87 in favor our of 97 total deputies. Glory to Ukraine!”

Deputies also agreed at the same meeting to change other street names in the city.

“It remains to put the squeeze on Avenue Shukhevych,” reported Sirotyuk. As reported by, there is pressure to rename Vatutina Prospect to Shukhevych Prospect.

From Wikipedia:

Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin (1901 – 1944) was a Soviet military commander in Ukraine during World War II. He was ambushed in February 1944 by a Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) unit and died six weeks later from his wounds.

Roman-Taras Yosypovych Shukhevych (1907 – 1950) was a leader of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. In the spring of 1943, the UPA conducted a massacre of thousands of ethnic Polish people living in regions adjacent to Poland in what is today northwestern Ukraine, including the region of Volhynia.

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Excerpt from the resolution of the European Parliament on February 25, 2010 on the situation in Ukraine:

The European Parliament…

20.  Deeply deplores the decision by the outgoing President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, posthumously to award Stepan Bandera, a leader of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) which collaborated with Nazi Germany, the title of ‘National Hero of Ukraine’; hopes, in this regard, that the new Ukrainian leadership will reconsider such decisions and will maintain its commitment to European values;


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