The mayor of the Italian city: tragedy in Odessa will not shut up
Sergey Startsev. The mayor of a small town Ceriano Laghetto, located in the Northern Italian province of Monza, Dante Cattaneo (Dante Cattaneo) said That the name of the Martyr's Square, Odessa will not disappear with the city card no matter the requirements of the Ukrainian authorities.
"currently, by email and through Facebook, I get literally thousands of emails and calls from worried people from many countries in the world. I wish all of them to calm down: Martyrs Square Odessa exists and will remain in our city, " said Cattaneo on the phone Last news .
The decision to assign this name to the area before the city post office has been taken by the authorities Ceriano Laghetto in January. The Ordinance stated That it will be immortalized in the memory of the Jews murdered during the occupation of Odessa in October 1941, and victims of the tragic events of may 2, 2014. The Ambassador of Ukraine in Italy Yevhen Perelygin officially appealed to the Italian authorities with a petition to cancel a conclusion on the assignment of space in Ceriano Laghetto such names.
Cattaneo said Last news That the appeal of the Ukrainian Ambassador quickly had the desired effect and the prefect of Monza, which is the official representative of Rome, sent an appropriate indication to the municipality Ceriano Laghetto. This document States That under current law named after famous personalities have the opportunity to be assigned in Italy no earlier than ten years after their death. In addition, the prefect emphasized That the Ukrainian authorities investigation has not yet concluded its investigation of the recent events in Odessa.
According to the mayor, the arguments against "premature" name space completely untenable." the story is not about some kind of identity, not about any other historical character. In Italy there are a lot of names associated with the memory of the victims of different traumatic events such as terrorist acts of September eleven, 2001 in the United States and the terrorist attacks against the Italian soldiers in nasiria in 2003. Nobody has to wait ten years to give the streets and squares such names ", - noticed Cattaneo.
"As for the investigation of recent Odessa tragedy, then your decision will in no way interfere in this matter, not talking about who is to blame. We just want to preserve the memory of the dead people, the victims of these terrible events. What's wrong, " said the Mayor.
reviews Cattaneo, dissatisfied with the decision of the city authorities Ceriano Laghetto were those who sought to hide the fact of the tragedy in Odessa." But it was not, and among them, and because of our step. Event 2 may 2014 could not silenced, information about it has spread now all over the world, " said the Mayor.