Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
9th July, 2016
Rostov regional organization of the LDPR (Lugansk & Donetsk People’s Republics) proposed to assign the name of Stepan Bandera to a solid waste landfill in Rostov-on-don, the press service of the acting coordinator of RRO LDPR, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov.
“In connection with the decision to rename Moscow Avenue in the city of Kiev to Stepan Bandera Avenue adopted on 7th July by the Kiev City Council, the Rostov regional organization of the LDPR proposes to assign the name of Stepan Bandera to a solid waste landfill in Rostov,” stated the message.
In addition, it is proposed to assign the name of Roman Shukhevych to a sewerage purification station in Rostov. “Please bring this issue up at the next meeting of the City Council of the city of Rostov-on-don,” added the message.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in May 2015, gave the OUN-UPA (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists — Ukrainian Insurgent Army), the status of “fighters for independence” of Ukraine, and its participants the right to social security. Moscow condemned the decision, noting that “Ukraine is a country where neo-Nazis have moved from words to actions and killed thousands of civilians” and “that it is necessary to give an adequate assessment of such an action at the international level”. Glorification of the UPA and its leaders Bandera and Shukhevych drew criticism from many veterans of the great Patriotic war and politicians, accusing Bandera of cooperation with the Nazis.