"The president has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the transportation of the remains of Oleksandr Oles to his homeland. The descendants of the writer have already consented to this. Petro Poroshenko has also instructed the Ministry of Culture to organize a reburial ceremony in Ukraine," he wrote.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the remains of Ukrainian poet Oleksandr Oles and his wife were exhumed in Prague. Under the Czech laws, after a burial, the relatives or friends of a deceased person have to pay a rent for a place in the cemetery in the amount of 20,000 krones ($773,05) for a 10-year period. Until recently, the rent for the grave of Oles had been paid by native of Ukraine Volodymyr Mykhailyshyn of his own volition. However, Mykhailyshyn has died recently, and his son wants to bury him in the grave of Oles.
The remains of Oleksandr Oles and his wife have been moved to the cemetery depository for the time being until his Canada-based relatives make a decision on the final resting place.