The second president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma expressed condolences on the death of Alexander Omelchenko & # 8212; the former mayor of Kiev. Omelchenko died on November 25 at the age of 83 in Kiev.
– With pain I learned about the death of Alexander Alexandrovich Omelchenko. His contribution to the establishment of a sovereign Ukraine cannot be overestimated. As the mayor of Kiev, he did everything to make the old and beautiful city the real capital of the young state, & # 8212; said Kuchma.
According to the first president, the most important thing is the contribution of Alexander Omelchenko to the return of the greatest shrines of the Ukrainian people.
& # 8212; Of all our joint work now, first of all, I am thinking about the restoration of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral and the Assumption Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. We worked together to organize the state visit of the head of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church John Paul II to Ukraine.
Thanks to the assistance of Alexander Alexandrovich, the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ was erected, which became the main temple for Greek Catholics.
Leonid Kuchma also stressed that during the events of November-December 2004, Alexander Omelchenko did everything to make Kiev a peaceful city.
Death of Alexander Omelchenko
Alexander Omelchenko died on November 25. A week ago, he was hospitalized in a hospital with a coronavirus infection.
In 2004, the Unity party nominated Alexander Omelchenko as a presidential candidate.
In 2006, Alexander Omelchenko was elected mayor of Kiev in 2006, he held the position for almost 10 years. From 2007 to 2012 he was a people's deputy, and from 2014 & # 8212; city councilor.