The Czech authorities have allowed the transfer of the remains of exhumed Ukrainian writer Oleksandr Oles to his motherland Ukraine. This was announced by President Poroshenko on his page on Twitter.
"The Czech authorities have given permission for the transfer of exhumed remains to Ukrainian side. We are preparing transportation, it will take place in the near future", he wrote.
Olexandr Oles, the famous Ukrainian writer of the 20th century, died in 1944 and was buried in Prague, Czech Republic. Ukrainian art patron Volodymyr Mykhailyshyn gave funds to take care of the grave. But recently Mykhailyshyn died, and he was buried at the same site where Oles’ rested. The poet's remains were exhumed, which that caused wide public reaction in Ukraine.
The next of kin of the writer said they wanted Oles’ to be re-buried in Ukraine. President Poroshenko charged the Foreign Ministry to make sure that the ashes will be moved to Kyiv and re-buried, perhaps at the Lukianivske cemetery.