Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko on August 2 unveiled a monument to folk hero ancient Kyiv Rus Ilya Muromets and the first part of the Muromets revamped park on Kyiv’s Trukhaniv Island, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Only funds of philanthropists were spent on the monument and the park, Kyiv City State Administration’s press service said.
“I’d like to note that not a single hryvnia from the city’s budget has been spent on the creation of the sculpture and the first facilities of this beautiful park! We did not use budget funds. This is a project sponsored by philanthropists,” Klitschko said.