Ukrainian nationalists demolished the bust of Marshal Zhukov in Kharkiv restored. According to the mayor of the city Gennady Kernes, a monument “back into place as he promised.” In early June, the bust is wrapped by the ropes and knocked to the ground during a spontaneous meeting. On the pedestal while still visible red paint, which doused the monument.
The city authorities of Kharkiv restored the bust of Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, demolished in the early summer of Ukrainian nationalists. On the restoration in his Facebook said the mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes.
“As promised, today returned to the place,” wrote Kernes, attaching to post photos of the restored bust.
The footage shows that the pedestal is still not washed the red paint, where the radicals to stain the monument.
2 Jun bust Zhukov was torn from the pedestal using ropes Ukrainian nationalists just a few seconds. Instead of sculpture vandals set the flag of Ukraine. The bust of the radicals ruined the blows of hammer and axe, and on the back of Zhukov wrote — “the executioner”.
“Law enforcement was there, at some point they even tried to disperse the activists, sprayed gas, but it happened within a few seconds,” reported from the scene correspondent channel “112 Ukraine”.
The abuse of the monument has two criminal cases. The act of vandalism occurred simultaneously with the rally of the party of the mayor Gennady Kernes “Trust Affairs”. Shortly after the rally, the mayor of Kharkov said that in honor of Marshal Zhukov, the city was renamed Avenue.
The headquarters of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky called the demolition in Kharkiv the monument to Marshal Georgy Zhukov experimenting with the humanitarian policy of the Ukrainian authorities in recent years. Zelensky also warned Moscow against critics of such incidents.
“The response of Moscow on the situation Zelenski said another interference in the internal Affairs of a sovereign state and warns the Russian side against the repetition of such steps,” — said the press Secretary of the Ukrainian leader Yulia Mendel.
Previously, State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin called the demolition of the monument to Zhukov, “a manifestation of cynicism and ingratitude”, stressing that the act of vandalism “is the condemnation of everyone who honors the memory of war heroes”.
The head of the Russian Union of veterans of Michael Moses in conversation with NSN said that the Ukrainian veterans of the great Patriotic war strongly against the demolition of monuments.
“War monuments are the easiest. Zhukov is our national hero. And not only ours! Tarnish the history of the easiest. Disgusting. The monuments are testimonies of the feat of our multinational people. Our Russian Union of veterans of the unites veterans of the former Warsaw Pact countries, including Ukraine. They are outraged by this outrage. They hurts me to say this,” complained Moses.
As reported by FAN, June 19, Kharkiv city Council voted to return Prospekt Petra Grigorenko named after the Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov.
The decision on returning of the prospectus name of General was supported by 59 MPs 13 MPs voted against the renaming.
“Wars of memory” continues in the Ukraine is already not the first year.
At the end of June the District administrative court of Kiev cancelled the decision of Kyiv city Council on renaming of the two avenues of the capital in honor of the leaders of the Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych. The decision of the court has not yet entered into force, it are going to appeal against the proponents of “de-communization.” Earlier in honor of Bandera renamed Moskovsky Prospekt, and the name of Shukhevych began to carry the prospect Vatutina.
The proposal to rename Moscow Avenue in Bandera Avenue was endorsed by the Commission at the Kiev city administration in 2016. According to the head of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory Vladimir Vyatrovich, the renaming is planned in the framework of implementation of the law on decommunization.
From late spring 2015 in Ukraine came into force “law on de-communization.” According to this law is to rename all topographic objects, named in honor of Soviet statesmen. Thus, the most loud was the renaming of the Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovograd — in the Dnieper and Kropiwnicki, respectively.
The new Ukrainian government in the course of the campaign to “de-communization” rid not only from the monuments to Lenin and other Bolsheviks, but also from anything, one way or another connected with Russia.