Decommunisation continues: Rada renames several towns and villages
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted a resolution to rename several settlements and districts across Ukraine on Thursday.
According to the explanatory note, the renaming of geographical objects was carried out within the framework of de-communisation legislation.
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Government suggested renaming one district, five towns and 169 villages after consideration of 175 proposals from local authorities.
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According to the decree, the town of Artemivsk is renamed to Bakhmut, the town of Dzerzhynsk becomes Toretsk, Chervoniy [Red] Lyman - Lyman, Illichivsk – Chornomorsk, and Chervonozavodske – Zavodske.
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