Monday, April 26, 2010
The Council, of Europe will keep a close eye on Ukraine where attempts are being made to whitewash Nazi war criminals and ultranationalists. Sergei Markov, a Russian MP and a member of the PACE Political Committee said on Monday that the issue had been put on the Council’s daily monitoring list. “This means that for Kiev this is no longer a matter of goodwill only,” Markov added. Former President Viktor Yushchenko earlier bestowed the Hero of Ukraine titles to the nationalist leaders Roman Shukhevich and Stepan Bandera who collaborated with the German Nazis during WWII.