Local governments name stadiums after Bandera and Shukhevych, provoking protest from Israel and Poland

LVIV – The Lviv regional council approved an appeal to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on March 16 requesting that the largest stadium here be renamed after Stepan Bandera, the former leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). The move came after the Ternopil city council on March 5 renamed its largest stadium after Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) commander Roman Shukhevych.

Thousands march in Ukraine for gender equality on International Women’s Day

LVIV – Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, Ukrainians held rallies throughout the country in which activists called on the government to do more on gender equality and safety for women.

Rallies were held in Kyiv, Lviv, Kramatorsk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia, and were focused on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and on gender violence faced by women in Ukraine.