The mayor of Odessa Trukhanov: the city will rename the streets, whose names are associated with Russia “We must show ourselves as part of the civilized world,” he explained. with the city's history, Mayor Gennady Trukhanov said.
“I think that such streets as Novomoskovsk, Borodinskaya, Kurskaya, Voronezhskaya, Chapaeva and others should be renamed”,— emphasized the head of Odessa.
In addition, according to the law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language”, the names of 24 Odessa streets must be translated into Ukrainian, he added.
Trukhanov noted that within the framework of the law “on the condemnation of the communist and national socialist totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols” 19 more streets will be renamed. According to him, the list of streets will be submitted to a meeting of the historical and toponymic commission, and the deputies of the City Council will make the final decision.
The mayor of Odessa said that the Heroes of Mariupol Street and Great Britain Square should appear in the city.
“We must show ourselves as part of a civilized world that makes informed decisions, appreciating world culture and remembering our history in various manifestations, — he emphasized.
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Renaming the streets named after Russian figures was also decided in Kyiv, Lvov and Uzhgorod. Thus, on April 15, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, announced that the square in the Goloseevsky district in the south of the city, which was previously unofficially called the square of friendship between Kyiv and Moscow, would be renamed in honor of the heroes of Mariupol.
The local city council of Uzhgorod plans to rename 58 streets, including those named after Russian writers Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky.