Ukrainian Court Upholds the Naming of Avenue in the Capital for a Helper-Killer for the Nazi Einsatzgruppen
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Editor’s note: Where Bandera at least avoided service in the murderous auxiliary police (the collaboration he offered to the Germans was of a more independent variety so the Germans who wanted the Ukraine for themselves locked him up instead) that can not be said of Shukhevych. Auxiliary policemen were the very worst of Nazi collaborators, with very little autonomy from the Germans, and used for the most henious of tasks; the eradication of Jews and dishing out anti-partisan reprisals.
The Sixth Kyiv Court of Appeals has left in force a decision of Kyiv City Council to rename Moskovsky Avenue to Avenue of Stepan Bandera and Avenue of General Vatutin into Avenue of Roman Shukhevych, said MP Volodymyr Viatrovych on Facebook.“There would be Avenues named after Bandera and Shukhevych! We won at the court of appeals,” he wrote.
As reported, on July 7, 2016, Kyiv City Council renamed Moskovsky Avenue to Stepan Bandera Avenue. A total of 87 of 97 deputies present at the meeting voted for this decision, nobody voted against.
On June 1, 2017, Kyiv City Council voted for renaming of General Vatutin Avenue to Roman Shukhevych Avenue, a total of 69 deputies of 120 present at the meeting voted for the decision.
On June 12, the Kyiv District Administrative Court banned Kyiv City Council to sign and post a decision to rename the avenue, and the Administrative Court of Appeals left in force the decision of the District Administrative Court.
On June 25, 2019, the Kyiv District Administrative Court overturned the decision to rename Moskovsky Avenue to Stepan Bandera Avenue and General Vatutin Avenue to Shukhevych Avenue, said Director of the Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych adding that he was going to appeal the decision. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko also said that the decision of the District Administrative Court woud be appealed. [Ie, a lower court overturned the renaming but now a court of appeals upheald it.]
On July 31, the Ukrainian Institute for National Remembrance (UINR) has appealed a ruling by District Administrative Court of Kyiv on changing the decision of the Kyiv City Council to rename the avenues.
Souce: Kyiv Post
Elena Berezhnaya, the initiator of the lawsuit to ban the renaming of “Moscow Avenue” as “Stepan Bandera Avenue” and “General Vatutin Avenue” as “Roman Shukhevych Avenue”, which was cancelled on December 9th 2019, said she would challenge this decision in the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court. “The decision itself along with the reasoning part will be ready in five days, and after receiving the decision we will challenge it in the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court,” said Berezhnaya in comment.
“We will file with the Supreme Court. There is still the ECHR. There was no reason to cancel the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kiev to ban the renaming of these streets. Members of the ‘Svoboda‘ party and the UINM themselves admitted during the consideration of this case that the names ‘Moscow Avenue’ and ‘Vatutin Avenue’ did not fall under the de-communisation law in any way, however, in the case file there is a reference to this law on de-communisation. I believe that this decision was made under pressure. By this decision, the court sent greetings to Zelensky, who in May at the grave of his grandfather spoke about how his grandfather fought [in the Red Army – ed]. We expect the further appearance of Hitler, Himmler, and Goebbels streets in Kiev,” she said.
Source: Stalker Zone