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Kyiv City Council to consider termination of land lease agreement with Russian Embassy

20 April, 2023 Thursday
16:16

Today, on April 20, the Kyiv City Council will terminate the land lease agreement with the Russian Embassy and start creating a Memorial to the Defenders of Ukraine

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported the information.

"I think the decision will be unanimous. We will terminate the lease agreement and appeal to the government to return the property of the Russian barbarians' "diplomatic mission" to the property of the Ukrainian state," said the mayor of Kyiv.

Klitschko said that during today's meeting, the deputies also plan to terminate the land lease agreements on Volodymyrskyi Descent to prevent construction works and to prevent the distortion of the slopes that are part of the buffer zone of St. Sophia, a UNESCO heritage site.

In addition, the Kyiv City Council will begin the procedure for creating a Memorial to the Defenders of Ukraine.

"Today, Kyiv will launch the documentation process for the creation of a national military cemetery in Bykivnia. The state is responsible for its creation and the government has determined the location. The capital is ready to contribute to the creation of a memorial to our heroes in every possible way. Earlier we supported the government's proposal to create a military cemetery on Lysa Hora. But it did not find support from the public. So now we are considering Bykivnia," said Klitschko.

Eight hectares of land belong to the city in the area, and about 90 hectares nearby belong to the state.

The total area of the national memorial cemetery of the defenders will reach almost 100 hectares.

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