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Saakashvili: de-communization of Ukraine should be done with comprehensive reforms

Saakashvili: de-communization of Ukraine should be done with comprehensive reforms

Formed president of Georgia believes that if corrupted system is not substituted people will not be happy with monuments only.

He believes that law on condemnation of communist symbolic is of great importance for Ukrainian identity.

Mikheil Saakashvili is not on the staff advisor to President of Ukraine. He was President of Georgia in 2004-20013. Saakashvili believes that law on prohibition of propaganda of Communist and National Socialist symbols adopted by Verkhovna Rada are crucial for establishing Ukrainian identity.

‘Identity of Ukraine is very important. This is a decisive historical process’, – he said.

Meanwhile he underlined that de-communization of Ukraine should be done comprehensively.

Former President of Georgia believes that corrupted government system should be changed because people won’t be happy with monuments only.

Saakashvili believes that President will sign the law adopted by the Parliament.

‘I would be surprised if he didn’t sign it. This is an important part of Ukrainian state. Of course there are people who will use it to harm Ukraine, but in combination with other reforms this is a natural process’, – Saakashvili emphasized.

On April 9, 2015 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law ‘On condemnation of Communist and National Social (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of propaganda of their symbolic.

According to the law propaganda of communist or/and Nazi totalitarian regimes and their symbols are considered insult to memory of millions of victims of Communist totalitarian regime, Nationalist Social (Nazi) totalitarian regime. Such propaganda is prohibited.

In addition, the law prohibits manufacturing, distribution, public usage of symbols of Communist totalitarian regime (including monuments), usage of symbols of Nazi totalitarian regime, public performance of hymns of USSR and other soviet republics or their parts throughout Ukraine.


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