The Ministry of Foreign Affairs checks information about the sale of paving stones from the Museum-Reserve 'Tauric Chersonesos'
This is reported by the Censor.net media with a link to the Facebook page of First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova.
"This announcement was posted on the Avito website. Now it is not there, and we are studying the situation. This, unfortunately, is a terrible "classic work" of the occupation genre, which, if confirmed, will be brought by us to international partners' knowledge," the deputy minister said.
On November 18, it was reported that paving stones were completed on the territory near St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Chersonesos. According to the museum administration, the coating was not subject to protection: it was dismantled.
On the same day, an ad appeared on the Avito website for the sale of more than 1,000 square meters of paving stones, allegedly dismantled "from the place of the baptism of Prince Volodymyr." The publication was posted on behalf of the company "Gruntopt.RF".
The administration of the museum-reserve called this announcement a provocation. "We regard this as an attempt by unscrupulous sellers to simply raise the price of absolutely ordinary goods that have nothing to do with the museum-reserve," the website of Tauric Chersonesos says.
Later, the administration published a letter where the company "Grunt Opt.rf" apologized for placing this ad.