So what are the Kharkiv authorities not oblivious to?
On Friday, 2 July, human remains were found at the site where in spite of legitimate protest, including from the Verkhovna Rada Committee on the Environment, and the clear illegality of their actions, the Kharkiv authorities are continuing to fell trees in Gorky Park. From early morning protesters once again tried to protect the trees against bulldozers with their own bodies. The protesters from the environmental group Pechenihy say that the workmen once again had no documents. During the morning human remains were discovered. The police were called, yet soon afterwards the work continued again. This outrage went on through the day, with activists informing all relevant bodies of the human remains, and was only stopped in the evening. The Internet publication Glavnoye reports that another Ukrainian-German scandal may be looming since the German National Union for Tending to Graves has confirmed that the remains are those of Wehrmacht soldiers and point out that Ukraine and Germany have signed an agreement on honouring the memory of those who died in the War.