Reagan statue could replace communist monument in Ukraine

(Informaza) Kiev, Ukraine’s local government is currently being asked by the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation (UEFF) to demolish a statue in the city center, and replace it with one of Ronald Reagan. The statue currently occupying the spot in the city center is one of Bolshevik revolutionary Dmytro Manuilsky. Manuilysky was a communist leader in the Russian revolution, in which the royal family was overthrown, and the Soviet Union was formed.

“This is to underline the great impact Reagan had on the destruction of Communism. Reagan met Ukrainian diaspora and proclaimed: ‘your struggle is our struggle’. And we are forever thankful for that. Ukraine now has special laws in place that forbid the use of any communist regalia and symbols. We think this victory over totalitarianism should be polished with a monument to Reagan, who led the anti-communist movement globally. We have so far developed a concept of the monument with the help of locally known architect Kostyantyn Skrytytsky and will be going through necessary public debates and permit procedure,” said Maryan Zablotskyy, President of the UEFF.

Reagan statue could replace communist monument in Ukraine
Source: WND