City street to be named after a Nazi in Galicia

15.12.2017, Ukraine.

The city council of Kalush, Ivano-Frankovsk region, filed an appeal against a ruling by the Lvov Administrative Court of Appeals, which prohibited naming one of the streets after SS Hauptsturmführer Dmytro Paliiv, PolitNavigator reported on December 14.

According to Ukrainian Jewish Committee Director Eduard Dolinsky’s post on his Facebook page, a resident of the city of Kalush, Nikolay Voronyak, opposed renaming the street after the SS officer. A combat veteran of Angola and a participant of the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation, the Kiev junta’s name for the punitive operation in Donbass ― translator’s note], he suffered pressure and death threats from a large group of militants who also attended the court session and who support the renaming of the street after the Nazi. However, the court acknowledged the veteran’s claim.

The appeal against the judgment of the Lvov Administrative Court of Appeal is to be considered by the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine.

From May 21, 2015, a law On the condemnation of the communist and national socialist (Nazi) regimes, and prohibition of propaganda of their symbols (Law No. 317-VIII) is in force in Ukraine. This law equally bans the propaganda of communist and national socialist symbols; however, in practice, this law is only applied to communist symbols. Since this law was passed, hundreds of Soviet era memorials have been destroyed in Ukraine, and many cities, towns, and streets have been renamed. At the same time, streets in Kiev and in many other cities and towns have been named after collaborationists, who served the Nazis faithfully and loyally.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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