The executive committee of Odesa city council gave consent to the demolition of the monument to Catherine II at the second attempt.
This decision was made at the second meeting of the committee, which took place tonight, the Odesa news website Dumska reports.
Ten members of the executive committee voted for it.
The morning meeting failed to pass this decision as Hryhoriy Trypulskyy and Artur Amirov abstained.
Odesa mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov explained it as follows: "They mistakenly thought that this decision was already on the agenda and therefore did not vote. Then they asked for a re-vote."
On 5 November, the Odesa city council announced the completion of the voting, where the majority of citizens supported the dismantling of the monument to the Founders of Odesa. After that, public utilities erected a seven-metre high fence around the monument to hide it from the citizens who demanded the dismantling of the sculpture and poured red paint on it.
Earlier in an interview with LB.ua, Trukhanov said that the issue will be resolved in a civilised way. He also added that in 1873 there was one of the largest and most beautiful fountains in the city on the site of the monument to Catherine II.
In September, the Odesa city council did not support the dismantling of the monument to Catherine II.