The coat of arms of the USSR on the shield of the Motherland monument will be replaced in 2023
This year it is planned to develop a plan and prepare for the dismantling of the coat of arms of the USSR
Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko said on the air of the All-Ukrainian telethon that by the end of this year, technical preparatory work would be carried out to dismantle the coat of arms of the USSR next year.
We will remove the hammer and sickle, we will carefully move the monuments to Soviet "outstanding" figures, but we will do it in accordance with the law. We are still a European state, - said Tkachenko.
The Minister announced a competition for the design of the Ukrainian coat of arms, which should be placed on the shield instead of the hammer and sickle.
I think that by the end of this year we will be able to carry out technical and design projects, we will have enough resources for this. And the dismantling itself will begin next year, at the same time as the competition for the trident project, which we are going to place there, - says Tkachenko.
Oleksandr Tkachenko also recalled that a vote was held in Diy to replace the coat of arms on the monument.
In the Diya app, 85% of the 800,000 voters voted in favor of removing the Soviet coat of arms from the shield of the monument and replacing it with a trident, the minister recalled.