Austrian architect responded to Kiev’s attacks over work in Crimea

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The head of the Austrian architectural bureau Coop Himmelb (l) au Wolf Prix announced the attack by the “trolls” on his company after a telephone conversation with the Ambassador of Ukraine in Vienna Alexander Shcherba because of his participation in the construction of an opera house in Sevastopol. The Standard newspaper writes about this on Friday, January 15th.

Prix ​​said that the ambassador demanded in a “post-Stalinist style” to stop participating in the project for the construction of an opera house in Sevastopol, since the bureau allegedly violates the sanctions legislation of the European Union.

“Otherwise, he threatened that he would strike a blow at me and our architectural bureau,” said the architect.

Prix ​​explained that Coop Himmelb (l) au specialists do not violate legal norms in any way. According to him, as a result, the discussion moved to the moral and ethical level.

He also stressed that his architectural bureau is not designing an administrative building, but an opera house for residents of Sevastopol and Crimea.

Earlier, on January 12, it was reported that the Vienna Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) denied a scholarship to Ukrainian Elena Semenyaka due to the fact that she adheres to far-right views.

Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum in 2014. 96.77% of the inhabitants of the peninsula and 95.6% of the voters of Sevastopol supported joining the Russian Federation. The procedure was carried out in strict accordance with international law.

Kiev does not recognize the voting results and is making plans to “return” the peninsula. Moscow regularly points out that the referendum was held in compliance with all international norms, and the question of ownership of the region is closed forever.

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