Vladimir Zilinskaite: Sergey Dolzhenko / AP
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky spoke about the attitude of the leader of Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera, reports “LIGA. News”.
Answering the question “Ukrainian truth”, whether he considers Bandera hero, Zelensky said that all the people who defended Ukraine’s independence, its heroes. But he added that “we have from the hero to the enemy — one step”.
Zelensky said that in Eastern Ukraine an ambiguous attitude to Bandera. “No need, I think, to provoke the Ukrainian society and answer the questions, which must meet the time,” said the President.
Previously, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Ilya Kiva suggested to rename the prospect of Stepan Bandera in Kiev in honor of slain police officers during the arrest of a resident of Minneapolis, George Floyd, whose death triggered massive protests in the United States.
In 2019 Zelensky, while still a presidential candidate of Ukraine, said that “Stepan Bandera — hero for a certain percentage of Ukrainians, and that’s fine and cool.”
Video, photo All from Russia.