The city authority of Ivano-Frankivsk plans to construct a complex commemorating leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists Stepan Bandera on the European square.

According to the press service of the Ivano-Frankivsk city administration, the complex will include the monument and the Museum of liberation movement.

The opening of the monument is timed to the 100-year after the birth of Bandera – January 1, 2009. The total cost of the project is UAH 15 million – financed from the city budget, sponsors and public contributions. The community of Ivano-Frankivsk has contributions totaling UAH 124.45 thousand from the people, as reports Interfax-Ukraine.

However, many public and political organizations of Ivano-Frankovsk object aginst the expensive memorial because believe Bandera didn’t like luxuries and the monument must be modest.

Besides, they are not satisfied with the place of construction. They say that European square is in the outskirts of the city and the monument should be in the central historical Ivano-Frankivsk.
In June 2008, Bandera’s sister addressed to the city authority with the request to construct a monument in the city centre.

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