Kyiv's Heavenly Hundred Heroes square returned to local community

12:41, 03 August 2017
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Ukraine's Higher Economic Court has upheld previous court rulings returning plots of land occupied by Kyiv's Heavenly Hundred Heroes Square to the local community's ownership, which were challenged by a real estate developer, according to Kyiv City Hall's press service.

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"The court has dismissed a complaint filed by a representative of the developer due to lack of legal merit," it said.

As UNIAN reported, Kyiv's economic court in 2016 returned the land of the square to municipal ownership, having rescinded a Kyiv City Hall decision to sell the plots for commercial construction.

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The Heavenly Hundred Heroes Square was set up by activists and local residents in 2014 at their own expense.

The plots are located within the State Historical and Architectural Preserve, Ancient Kyiv, and belong to the lands of historical and cultural purpose of national and local significance. Thus, construction is prohibited, except for the construction of especially important facilities under individual projects.

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