Italy to help rebuild Odesa cathedral destroyed by Russian missile attack
Italy will take patronage over the restoration of Odesa and Odesa region from the consequences of Russian aggression. The matter concerns the restoration of the Transfiguration Cathedral, which was destroyed by the Russian attack on the night of July 23 this year.
This was announced by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal after a meeting with the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy Antonio Tajani, who arrived in Kyiv.
Tajani said that Italy has signed an agreement on the restoration of the Odesa Cathedral and now Rome will work on its reconstruction.
"We welcome the opening of Confindustria's representative office in Ukraine and the willingness of the Italian Export Credit Agency (SACE) to provide financial guarantees to Italian companies. We appreciate the active position of the Italian government in supporting the rapid reconstruction of Ukraine," Shmygal said.
Tajani noted that the restoration of the cathedral will be handled by the best Italian architects.
"This is a clear cultural and political message for Ukraine," he summarized.