Controversial Construction Near Sophia of Kyiv Prohibited
The Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal cancelled the decision of the Kyiv City Council on the contract of the sale of the land plot in the buffer zone of the St. Sophia Cathedral of Kyiv at 17-23 Honchara Street, ТVI reported with reference to Svidomo.
In May 2011, the Committee of the Kyiv City Council on legitimacy of the construction of buildings in the center of the city decided that it is necessary to stop immediately the construction of the one-hundred meter tall elite building near the St. Sophia Cathedral.
However, on February 18, 2012, the construction was resumed. In April 2012, Oleksandr Popov promised to stop the construction. According to the lawyer Soloviova, who defends the interests of local residents, no work has been carried out for the last two months.