Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
3rd June, 2016
Ukrainian nationalists have proposed to rename the Dnepropetrovsk area to “Sich”. This was stated on the social network page of a former member of “Right sector”, People’s Deputy Andrey Denisenko.
According to him, the area will be named in honor of five of the Zaporizhian Sich, which was once located on its territory.
“Our Cossack region – the core of the Ukrainian lands – should be rightfully called the “Sich” region – in honor of 5 of the Zaporizhian Sich which was located on this territory and served in outposts for the defense of the entire of Ukraine. The same way as now, when Glorious Sich stopped Putin’s Horde in Moscow. This name for the area will pay respect to one of historical names of the Dnieper – Sicheslav – which our city was called during the national-liberation movements of 1918-1920,” said Denisenko.
He believes that there are enough votes in the current Parliament to amend the Constitution and to rename the region.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada renamed the city of Dnepropetrovsk to “Dnipro” (Ukrainian spelling) .
What in reality is yet a lie, as to promise does not mean to marry. You have just to drive down the road of the railway station in the direction of Dnepropetrovsk. According to the law, it will only be possible to rename the city of Dnepropetrovsk when funds from next year’s budget are allocated.