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Vandalism

Vandalism Vandals desecrated the Monument of Glory in Lviv.

In 2014-16, more than 500 memorial sites were desecrated in Ukraine (from 1991 to 2014 there were only 29 such cases). The most egregious cases are: swastika painted on the monument to the soldiers of the Soviet Army in the city of Chervonograd; desecration of the memorial “Menorah” in Kiev, established in memory of the Jews who died during the Nazi occupation; destruction of the memorial plaque to the Hero of the Soviet Union, military pilot, Fyodor Dudnik in Sumy region (all crimes committed in 2014); the destruction of the memorial plaque dedicated to Marshal Georgy Zhukov on May 16, 2015 (and the deputy nationalist Igor Mosiychuk secured that the arrested and this was released, announcing to militiamen that the young people allegedly acted within the framework of the adopted laws on decommunization, and calling Zhukov “Ukrainophobe”); desecration of the monument to the liberators of the city of Kharkov in January 2016; desecration of military graves near the regional center of Novoarkhangelsk, Kirovograd region on April 2, 2016; desecration of the Monument of Glory in Lviv in March 2016.

January 19, 2016 in Kharkov, unknown people damaged the monument to the heroes of the World War II, knocking down the inscription "Warrior-liberator" from it. The law enforcement bodies did not find the perpetrators.

On April 2, 2016, vandals abused the graves of the heroes of the Second World War in the Kirovograd region. The act of vandalism occurred near the regional center of Novoarkhangelsk in the Kirovograd region of Ukraine. Unknown people destroyed the "Frontier Pantheon," where the ashes of 200 fighters and commanders of frontier detachments and military units who died in July-August 1941 in the vicinity of Zeleny Brama are buried in mass graves.

On September 5, 2016 in Kiev, vandals painted and threw a monument to the Soviet partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya.

September 29, 2016 in Kiev, two monuments to the heroes of World War II were defiled. On the memorial plaque, Alexander Kronik, military commander who was taking in April 1945 Koenigsberg, wrote "kat" (hangman). On the memorial plaque of Sidor Kovpak, a Soviet partisan, they wrote a "murderer."

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