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Ukraine strips nationalist leader Bandera of honor


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/ukraine_strips_nationalist_leader_bandera_of_honor_20110112

A Ukrainian court reportedly has annulled a decree that posthumously granted nationalist leader Stepan Bandera the Hero of Ukraine award. The announcement of the decree's annullment was released Wednesday by the office of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Former President Viktor Yuschenko last year granted the prestigious award to Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, shortly before national elections, which he lost. The award recognizes either heroism or achievement in labor.

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