Well dear readers…..here’s a bit of a diplomatic nightmare in the waiting!
The comments are taken from Interfax-Ukraine and were given to them by BYuT faction members in the Kyiv City Administration (so not necessarily true……but then again the Kyiv Mayor, ”Kosmos” is not know as “Kosmos” because he deals in most people’s realms of reality…..so who knows)……
Kyiv municipal council has decided to privatize the buildings housing 13 embassies and the European Commission’s Delegation to Ukraine, according to the press service of the bloc.
I hope Leigh Turner is checking his lease right now!
“The current authorities in the capital have placed communal buildings housing embassies and consulates of foreign countries on auction,” the press service said.
According to the bloc, the council’s pro-Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi majority adopted the relevant decision on Sept. 17, 2009, by making the relevant amendments to the program for privatization of communal property in the 2007-2010 period.
BYT said that if these buildings are sold at auction, their new owners could decide to evict the tenants.
Thus, according to BYT, the embassies of France, Austria, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Bulgaria, Romania, Egypt, Algeria, and Poland, as well as the European Commission’s Delegation to Ukraine face the threat of eviction.
I hope Leigh Turner is checking the terms of the UK lease in Kyiv!