I thought this is such an outrageous act (note to and Chris #12: you must be ignorant of history not to understand why Babi Yar is important not as just a memorial but as history, you twerp) that my first thought was, follow the money. The city fathers want to finance a hotel by holding the Babi Yar site hostage. Transparently obvious.
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)
from the article: Ukraine plans hotel on site of Babi Yar massacre by Nazis