In 2009 Poroshenko bought a plot of land at 5, Radialna str. in the buffer zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral and the surrounding monastic buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra" journalists note. Specified purpose is housing construction with area of 0.6135 ha.
In accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Protection of Cultural Heritage", the construction in the protected areas requires obtaining permission from the Ministry of Culture.
However, at the request of journalists the Ministry replied that such permission has not been granted.
At the same time, the State Architecture and Construction Inspection has already registered a declaration of the commencement of construction works - the set up of a supporting wall.
According to information provided to journalists by the SBU, in 2012 construction work at this address was already recorded in 2012 but after the involvement of the Prosecutor General's Office it was stopped.