In addition, the deputies of the VRU announced that the dismantled monuments of the Soviet era will eventually be replaced by monuments to the “people's heroes of the Ukrainian state”. Announced that Simon Petlyura - one of these heroes.
For reference: S.Petlyura is a native of Poltava region, at the beginning of 1900's participated in active revolutionary activities. In 1914, Petliura, who was engaged in publishing and journalistic work, publishes material in which he speaks of the need to preserve Ukraine as part of the Russian Empire. According to the then Simon Petlyura, Ukrainians will not succumb to anti-Russian provocations.
And already in 1917, Petlyura declared himself "the general secretary for military affairs of the Ukrainian People's Republic". At the height of the civil war - in February 1919, Petlyura took over as chairman of the UNR Directorate. In April, 1920 Petlyura concludes an agreement with Poland on joint military operations against Russia. 25 May 1926, Petliura was killed in exile - in Paris by the anarchist Schwarzbard (Schwarzburd).
In Ukraine today there are already monuments and memorial plaques in honor of Petliura. One of the monuments is located in Poltava.