According to Alexey Chaly, former Head of Sevastopol Legislative Assembly, Sergey Menyailo, Sevastopol Mayor, ordered that tiles in Khersones be replaced with new ones, reports the press service of Sevastopol Legislative Assembly.

“He (Menyailo - QHA) agreed the replacement with the Department for Monuments Preservation. The museum’s personnel warned Menyailo about the tiles being under UNESCO protection. They also told him that they should not be replaced even if somebody doesn’t like their color… He decided to have the old tiles replaced with newer and prettier ones,” he said.

According to Chaly, the tiles will be replaced in the area of the old town, a site the Khersones Cathedral was built upon and where, as the legend goes, Vladimir was baptized.