Sunday, March 3, 2024

    Accounting Chamber report: Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in focus of probe into negligence, financial irregularities

    According to the analysis of the management of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Reserve facilities, the Accounting Chamber revealed serious violations in the operations of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. The report exposed lack of attention and inefficient use of funds intended for repair and restoration works.

    That’s according to the Chamber’s report.

    The Ministry of Culture and the Reserve inefficiently managed state assets: UAH 9.9 million was never utilized, while UAH 1.9 million was used ineffectively. At the same time, the Ministry of Regional Development unlawfully provided UAH 86.3 million to the UOC (MP) men’s monastery in 2011-2013. Under the existing criteria, the monastery shall not be a recipient of budget funds.

    The analysis proved that the financing scheme for the repair and restoration works of objects that belong to the state and are under the operational management of the Reserve does not guarantee proper preservation of immovable monuments of architecture of national and local importance.

    The reserve and the relevant ministry failed to formalize contractual relations for the lease of the architectural monument of local importance, Laznia Bratska, to the men’s monastery. As a result, the building had been unlawfully used by the men’s monastery for 11 years.