Today, residents of Lisovyi neighborhood gathered near the Japanese Embassy in Ukraine, to draw the attention of the Japanese side to the destruction of part of Kioto Park. The protesters brought with them an appeal addressed to the Japanese ambassador Takashi Kurai with a request to help stop the illegal construction that unfolded in the territory of Kioto Park.
“In the park, an area of more than 4 hectares has been captured, on which century-old pine trees were cut down and it’s unknown where is Cherry blossom’s trees which grew up there. These Cherry blossom trees, to create the longest Cherry blossom avenue in Kyiv, was transferred to the city in the 1990s by the Japanese. Now all this is gradually being destroyed, We have repeatedly appealed to the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko. He promised to ensure the integrity of this parkland. And what do we see ?! At night, a three-meter fence in the territory of the park, and then it everything was destroyed. ” activist Tatyana Andreishina said tihs to UA-Times.