The mayor of the Italian city Ceriano Laghetto did Not want to change the name of the area assigned to it in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Odessa 1941 and 2014, despite perturbations Ukrainian Ambassador informs the print edition.
"We believe that a foreign state may Not interfere in the Affairs of the city Ceriano Laghetto, and hope that the Italian authorities will support this principle. I would not like to just mention the victims 2014 and 1941 had someone aversion, " said the Mayor of the city Dante Cattaneo in response to the indignation of the Ukrainian Ambassador.
in November 2014 one of the squares of the Italian city Ceriano Laghetto was given the name " Martyrs square of Odessa ". In circulation, published on the Internet office of the city administration, it was said that in this way the residents want to commemorate the victims of the tragic events in Odessa 1941 and 2014.
later, the Ambassador of Ukraine in Italy Yevhen Perelygin expressed the hope that the authorities of the Italian city change the name of the Martyrs ' square, Odessa. According to the magazine, the diplomat felt wrong to draw Parallels between the events of 1941 and tragedy in Odessa 2014.
The Ambassador also emphasized that in the official message about renaming the square in honor of the Martyrs of Odessa city authorities used the expression " self-proclaimed government of Kiev ", although, According to policy, Italy officially recognized the new Ukrainian government.
The mayor of the Italian city agreed to correct the text of an official statement on the Internet office of administration, replacing the phrase "self-government" to " government of Kiev, however, said that the name of the area will remain unchanged.
According to the mayor Ceriano Laghetto, the conclusion about the name space does Not imply a comparison of the events of 1941 and 2014, it is only intended to perpetuate the memory of the victims of both tragedies.