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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Petro Poroshenko issued a decree on renaming “Kirovohrad”


Since 3 June, the average landing ship “Kirovograd” Ukrainian Navy bears the name of Yury Olefirenko. The commander of the 73rd marine center for special purposes, the captain of 1 rank Olefirenko died 16 January 2016 at Mariupol during a mortar attack. Before the age of “Golden jubilee” – 50 years three months.

A presidential decree announced in Odessa on July 3, in the day of naval forces of Ukraine in the presence of the Governor of Kirovograd region Sergey Kuzmenko, mayor of the regional center Andrey rajkovich, relatives of Yuri Olefirenko.

As previously reported by “MK” in the de-now renamed almost all the Ukrainian settlements, which bore the names of prominent figures of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. The exception was the Kirovograd. Citizens persistently do not wish to become residents of Zlatopole, Ingul’ska or onward. A recent survey KIIS (Kiev international Institute of sociology showed that 68% of inhabitants of Kirovograd agree to “pre-revolutionary” name of your city Yelisavetgrad. In Kiev this option is called “deflection in the direction of the Kremlin” and continue to impose on the citizens their vision of history.

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