Klitschko urges Rada to adopt amendments to legislation in field of cultural heritage protection
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has called on parliament to adopt amendments to legislation in the field of cultural heritage protection, Klitschko's press service reported.
"A large number of monuments are either on the balance sheet of ministries, or in private property. Look at what a terrible state they are in! And we cannot do anything about it by law. We cannot even issue a fine," Klitschko said.
In particular, Klitschko reported about appeals to the Ministry of Defense regarding the collapsing building of the Sikorsky estate, which is on the balance sheet of the Ministry and about the readiness to restore Hostyny Dvir in Podil.
"It was possible to make an aviation museum there. The same strange situation is with Hostyny Dvir. We are ready to restore it. And at first the government agreed to our proposal to transfer the object to the community ownership. And then one ministry blocked the implementation of this project. It seems that they are doing it on purpose," Klitschko said.
The mayor said that the city plans to create a museum space in Hostyny Dvir. And there should not be any shopping centers there.
"We will definitely bring this matter to the end, and make a pearl of Podil from Hostyny Dvir," the mayor of the capital said.
He also commented on the situation with the alleged demolition of Utkin's house.
"Neither the city, nor the Ministry of Culture, nor the SACI gave any permits for the demolition of Utkin's house. Now the prosecutor's office is dealing with this issue. The investigation will find out, how and why the owner did this. And the guilty must definitely be brought to justice," Klitschko said.