The remains of the Ukrainian writer Oleksandr Oles will be transported to Ukraine until the end of next week. This was announced at the poet's memorial evening in Prague by attorney of Ukraine in the Czech Republic Zinoviy Goshovsky, reports Radio Liberty.
"We got all the permits. It was a complicated procedure according to the Czech law. In the middle of the week a farewell ceremony will take place in Prague..", the diplomat said.
It is also noted that on January 21 at the Czech capital Prague, on the initiative of Ukrainian communities will be also served a memorial service for Oleksandr Oles and his wife Vira Kandyba.
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.