Kyiv court overturns City Council decision on naming avenues after Bandera, Shukhevych
The Kyiv District Administrative Court overturned the decision of the Kyiv City Council to rename two avenues in honor of Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych, lawyer Dmytro Bilovchuk told an UNIAN correspondent.
He said that today, June 20, the court partially satisfied the claims of the director of the Institute of Legal Policy and Social Protection Olena Berezhna and two public organizations, by restoring the Soviet-era names of the two Kyiv avenues: Moskovsky [Moscow] (now – Bandera) Avenue and General Vatutin (now – Shukhevych) Avenue.
However, the lawyer noted that the court had not read out the reasoning part of the ruling, therefore he does not know what the court was guided by when drafting its decision.
At the same time, the lawyer stated that as soon as he receives the full text of the ruling, he will file an appeal.
Also, he added that until the appeal is considered, the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv to return the avenues their old names will not take effect.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv City Council supported renaming Ivana Kudri Street in honor of the American Senator and friend of Ukraine, John McCain.