Told UNIAN reported an employee of CCA Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Zhytomyr region Alla Vashchenko.
According to her, we are talking about land settlement, which in 1969 were taken under state protection as archaeological monuments of local importance (security number 367) and included in the state registry of archaeological monuments of Zhytomyr region.
In this Vashchenko clarified that in accordance with the adopted in June 2000, the Law of Ukraine "On Protection of Cultural Heritage" all archaeological monuments are state property and the land on which they are located, are publicly owned and belong to the land of historical and cultural .
Vashchenko added that the monument is located within the village - so it ensures the protection of the village council, which a corresponding agreement with the Department of Culture and Tourism of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration signed in 2008.
"But the chairman of the village, together with the secretary accidentally" forgotten "and the guard contract, and the obligatory coordination of the land transfer of historical and cultural site and handed over a total area of 0.45 ha in private property to others," - she added.
As reported by UNIAN the chief of the Office of the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Zhytomyr region Yuri Baby, "in early September this year, based on joint inspection of the prosecutors and law enforcement bodies Zhitomir district prosecutor opened a criminal investigation into the abuse of office and forgery by persons Korchatskogo Village Council Zhytomyr region, which caused serious consequences in accordance with Part 2 st.364 (abuse of power or position) and Part 2 st.366 (forgery) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. "
Criminal investigation is continuing.
The cost of direct damage caused to the State is 231 thousand hryvnia, but the monetary value of the cultural layer of the territory of the settlement on the estimates of experts has over 41 million hryvnia.