UNESCO approves boundaries of the buffer zone of St. Sophia Cathedral and Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

29 July, 16:18
Culture
UNESCO approves boundaries of the buffer zone of St. Sophia Cathedral and Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra - фото 1
UNESCO approved and confirmed the correctness of the decision of the Ministry of culture and information policy regarding the borders and regimes of the buffer zone of St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

According to Ukrinform, the minister of culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko reported this on Telegram.

"What does this mean? Illegal developers and KSCA officials who distribute land in the historical area for construction will now have a hard time," Tkachenko wrote.

The minister noted that on January 31, 2020, the Icip by its order approved the boundaries and modes of use of the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site "Kyiv: St Sophia and adjacent monastic buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra".

"And so, on July 28, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee approved the boundaries of the buffer zone of the Kyiv: St Sophia and adjacent monastic buildings, the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra," Tkachenko said.

According to him, the next step is to monitor compliance with these special boundaries and regimes of the zone. "Therefore, I once again remind officials of the KSCA and developers about the inadmissibility of demolishing historical buildings, changing the historical urban planning structure, exceeding the maximum permissible height by new buildings and superstructures, etc.," the minister stressed.