Vandals doused the Monument of Glory in Lvov with paint

03.06.2017, Ukraine.

The Monument of Glory in Lvov was doused with red paint, the press service of Lvov police informed on June 2.

 “Today, on the 2nd of June, at 9:30 am the police was informed that unidentified people doused the Monument of Glory at the Stryiskaya street in Lvov with red paint. Police squad and lab investigation team were sent to the scene of crime,” the statement said. The investigation is underway at the scene of the crime. The initiation of a criminal case is being considered.

The Monument of Glory is devoted to the victors of the Great Patriotic War (war against Nazism – Editor). The Victory day on May 9 is traditionally celebrated at this place. In February 2014 and May 2016 members of Lvov City Council raised the question of dismantling of the monument, which is considered as soviet legacy.

Earlier, on May 18, the monument to General Nikolay Vatutin1 in the downtown Kiev was doused with red paint. Police did not comment on the incident.

On May 27 at the Irpen’ town cemetery, which is located near Kiev, unknown persons burned the graves of Kiev junta’s militants, who had participated in the punitive operation in Donbass, along with Ukrainian flags and symbols.

1 Nikolai Vatutin joined the Red Army as a common soldier and worked his way up to become a general. During the Great Patriotic War, he headed the troops of the Voronezh, South-Western, and 1st Ukrainian fronts until his death in 1944. In February 1944, Vatutin was fatally wounded in combat against a group of militants of the so-called Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia – Editor). General Nikolai Vatutin was buried in Kiev.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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