To speed up demolition of the 1950s-era Khrushchovky,

the five-story concrete panel apartment buildings, the government plans to lower the barrier of consent of residents to demolition to 75%, from 100% today. A renovation program adopted 15 years ago has stalled, reports Gordon. Olena Shulyak, Deputy Chairman of the relevant Rada Committee, says: “You can never get 100 percent consent from all tenants for resettlement. It’s simply impossible.”