On Tuesday, the Frogner District Committee in Oslo will vote on whether parts of Drammensveien, where the Russian embassy is located, will be renamed “Ukrainas gate” (Ukraine street).
The proposal comes from the Green Party (MDG). The name change would affect a roughly 1.5-kilometer-long street stretch, the newspaper Aftenposten writes.
“The proposal was positively received by everyone in the committee meeting this week. Now the other parties will discuss the proposal, and we hope that as many as possible will support it,” group leader for MDG in the committee, Maja K. Rynning, stated.
If the proposal is adopted, the address and street sign on the fence of the Russian embassy in Oslo will be changed from Drammensveien 74 to Ukrainas gate.
“We do not yet know if it is technically possible. But I reckon that the committee is in favor of calling it Ukrainas gate, so one would have to take up the technicalities associated with a name change afterward,” representative Karin Beate Theodorsen (SV) stated.
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