“Mykhailo Zhvanetskyi is a legend both for the Soviet Union and for our country. Recently, an outstanding satirist turned 85 years old. Now a dirty wave has risen on him about his reward from Russia. In fact, this is a failure of the Ukrainian authorities. They had to be first to present the title to Zhvanetskyi. Because he has been glorifying Odesa for half a century and Odesa is Ukraine. As President, I will sign a decree awarding the title of Hero of Ukraine to the great Odesa resident Zhvanetskyi,” Oleksandr Vilkul, an OPPOSITION BLOC candidate for President of Ukraine said at a meeting with residents of Odesa.An opposition candidate for presidency noted that he is initiating a petition on the website of the current President to hand over the title of a Hero of Ukraine to Zhvanetskyi. “Vote! We must defend our own people,” Oleksandr Vilkul stressed.