Assignment to units of the Russian army names of Ukrainian cities does not affect APU, who own the military-historical traditions, the head of the General staff.

Muzhenko also showed a copy of the signed document / photo UNIAN

The chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko signed a decree regulating the implementation by commanders at all levels control the implementation of the law of Ukraine “About the condemnation of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and ban their symbols”.

About this Murzenko said on his page on Facebook, by posting a copy of the document.


Also the head of the General staff called the names of the Ukrainian cities of the Russian army “marking of territory and the articulation of claims on the lands of other peoples.”

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“Awarding so-called honorary titles of the Russian army. 1. The Ukrainian army has its own military-historical traditions, and Russia’s actions in any way we are not affected. 2. Its decisions the Russians continue their long tradition is to steal someone else’s story and glory. 3. This marking of territory and the articulation of claims to the lands of other Nations, to which Russia is irrelevant,” – said Muzhenko.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees on awarding honorary titles to a number of units of the Russian army, in particular, the names of the Ukrainian cities of Zhytomyr, Nizhyn, and Lviv.

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