President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko awarded the title of the Hero of Ukraine to the leader of nationalistic OUN party Stepan Bandera. Yushchenko said during the ceremony dedicated to the Unification Day.

"I decree to award Stepan Bandera with the title of the Hero of Ukraine and to hand in the order of the state," president said. Yushchneko underlined that this high title had been awarded to Bandera for "defending national idea and for the fight for independent Ukrainian state."

Viktor Yushchenko handed the award to the grandson of the Hero, also Stepan Bandera.

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