Valeriy Pysarenko asks to increase the expenses of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine for financial support of the Kharkov Opera and Ballet Theater named after Nikolay Lysenko.
This is stated in the relevant appeal to the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
"The first opera theatre and one of the oldest musical theaters in Ukraine have been brought to a critical financial position, actually bankrupt." Now its debt for heat supply is almost 14 million hryvnas, while the theater own revenues cover only current utility payments. The Kharkov theatre is critically needed state financial support for liquidation of debts," - the Parliamentarian says.
According to Valeriy Pysarenko`s words, the increase in expenses for financial support of the Kharkov Opera and Ballet Theater will allow to save the unique theater which, in fact, is the only institution of national culture in the East of Ukraine.