Experts began the emergency prevention works at St. Nicholas Cathedral in the Ukrainian capital. These are necessary to avoid possible damage that could occur over time after the devastating fire in September.
According to Vechirniy Kyiv newspaper, the local service will conduct the entire variety of works: reinforce window structures, repair the plinth, clean and dispose of the soot. "They will also fix the heating system, the power grid, lights and fire extinguishing system", reads the message.
The works will take for about a month, and then, the restauration works will follow.
Oleksandr Tkachenko, the minister for culture and information policy claimed that the works will cost some 700,000 U.S. dollars. Businessmen and charity organizations joined the action, too.
The building of the Roman Catholic cathedral is supposed to be open for visitors again not later than June 1, 2022.
The fire that occurred in September damaged the interior and the organ of the cathedral. It engulfed the area of 80 square meters. The flames occurred due to the short circuit in the organ.
The St. Nicholas Cathedral was built by architect Vladyslav Horodetsky in 1899-1909.