The abbot of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra warned the government that the Lavra caves are being flooded

In the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, they announced dangerous hydrological processes that take place in the labyrinths of the Near Caves. It is reported by KV.

In particular, the level of soil moisture there has recently increased significantly. There is a threat of destruction of the labyrinths of the cave, which can lead to irreparable losses and human casualties.

The rector of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Pavel Lebed asked for help from Prime Minister Denis Shmygal to preserve the monument of architecture of national importance – “Labyrinths of Near Caves”, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“Long-term depreciation and unsatisfactory condition of underground engineering communications, as well as spring snow melting lead to saturation of the aquifer over the caves and flooding of the cave complex. Constant monitoring of the state of the labyrinths of the Near Caves indicates that the level of soil moisture, where the monument is located, has significantly increased recently. . According to the results of the meetings of the commissions on the state of emergency sections of the caves, the situation is defined as an emergency of a regional scale,”- said Metropolitan Pavel.

Hierarch asked Denis Shmygal to consider the possibility of allocating funds from the reserve fund of the state budget for urgent emergency work.

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