Home » Uncategorized » UKRAINE PARLIAMENT LEGALIZES ‘FIGHTERS FOR UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY’

UKRAINE PARLIAMENT LEGALIZES ‘FIGHTERS FOR UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY’

Pages

Flickr Photos

Iceland

Fog Over Polychrome

Frosty fence

More Photos

Blog Stats

  • 19,049 hits

Current Politics in Ukraine

David Marples

On April 9, Rada deputy Yurii Shukhevych (Radical Party) introduced a new law to the Ukrainian Parliament “Concerning the legal status and commemorating the memory of the fighters for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century. It also introduced a “Remembrance and Reconciliation Day” on May 8 for the victims of the Second World War, as well as other laws opening access to former Soviet archives and banning Communist and Nazi symbols, all of which were accepted by a majority of deputies.

The period for the registering of the bills, authored by historian Volodymyr Viatrovych, head of the Ukrainian Institute for National Memory and others was astonishingly short given the bills’ import. Less than six days were given for discussion over issues that affect almost every facet of Ukrainian history of the 20th century. The impact may solidify national support for the current Parliament, which has been…

View original post 907 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: