Klitschko to name Kiev Avenue after the Uniate Lubomir Huzar

The former head of the UGCC Lubomir Huzar, with representatives of the “Forest Devils” foot-scout unit. Photo: Unian

The mayor of Kiev grounded his decision with the desire "to honor the memory of an outstanding Ukrainian religious leader".

The mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko submitted for consideration by the Kiev City Council a draft decision on renaming Komarov Avenue in Kiev to Lubomir Huzar Avenue, reports the “UBR” online edition.

In an explanatory note, Klitschko noted that in this way he wants to "honor the memory of the outstanding Ukrainian religious leader Lubomir Huzar".

In the document, the official cited the result of a survey of city residents on the site of the city territorial community. According to this survey, 928 people supported the renaming, and 163 people opposed it. This survey was conducted from May 15 to July 15, 2018.

On February 19, 2019, a special commission approved the renaming and recommended Klitschko to initiate the introduction of a draft decision in the Kiev City Council.

In an explanatory note to the document, the official did not explain why he had just prepared and submitted a draft renaming.

Klitschko noted that renaming the avenue would not require the allocation of additional funds from the city budget.

It is not known when deputies of the City Council will consider the draft and make their decision. According to the mayor, their next meeting will be held on September 19, 2019.

We recall that back in 2016, Ukraine began to actively impose commemoration of Greek Catholic figures. Then the press service of the Kiev Archdiocese of the UGCC reported that in 6 cities of Ukraine – Zhitomir, Sumy, Belaya Tserkov, Fastov, Koziatin and Brovary – streets and lanes named after the Greek Catholic Metropolitan Andrei Sheptitsky will appear. In Vinnitsa, the appearance of a street named after the Greek Catholic priest John Khomenko has been announced.

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