In Kharkov city hearings on the subject "Protection of Green Plantings and Forest Park of the City of Kharkov" began.
As reports the UNIAN, hearing was opened by the secretary of the Kharkov city council, the Acting Kharkov city chairman Gennady Kernes.
He reported that for participation in hearings 2 thousand citizens, and also the deputy of the Kharkov city council, deputies of regional councils in Kharkov, activists of ecological public organizations and representatives of Departments and Head departments of the Kharkov city council were registered.
Also Kernes noted that solutions of city hearings have only advisory nature.
Thus he declared that the wide public response concerning a problem of cutting down of green plantings in Kharkov "is planned and provoked by certain political forces".
In the draft of offers of city hearings which was distributed to journalists, in particular, it is accented on need to continue work on establishments of borders of green and recreational zones of the city of Kharkov, to make stage-by-stage inventory of city green plantings according to requirements of the legislation of Ukraine, to develop the program of replacement emergency, dry, struck with a mistletoe and old trees in Kharkov.
Also it is offered to create the working group on interaction of executive bodies of city council and the public concerning environment protection.
As of 12:20 hear reports of participants of hearings.
At the same time, the building of the Kiev regional council in Kharkov where pass hearings, picket about 1 thousand activists, holding national flags and to cry with inscriptions: "Public hearings - a democracy way", "Kharkov citizens - owners of the city", "We will strike with a referendum on the gangster power", etc.
During hearings there were some conflicts between Kernes's security guards and citizens who tried to enter a conference hall.
It is known that on May 19 the executive committee of the Kharkov City Council made the decision "On removal of green plantings between Novgorodskaya Street and Sumy near the street the White acacia" which allowed to cut down in the territory of the Central recreation park of a name of Maxim Gorky 503 trees.
On May 20 for protection of the oldest park of the city there were activists with the requirement to stop cutting down of centenary trees without coordination with the State ecological inspection of the Ministry of protection of surrounding environment and without resolution of public hearings.
For two weeks in the territory of park passed collisions between defenders of trees and so invited municipal protection. Activists round the clock were on duty there and climbed on trees to prevent their cutting down.