In the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine, two local residents damaged the monument to the Unknown officer, to hand over it on scrap metal. On Thursday, April 20 reports the press service of the police Department in the region.
Men cut bronze sculpture to pieces and have already started shipping it in the car when he was arrested by the police.
On a place employees of bodies of internal Affairs also found three gas cylinder system for gas cutting, gas key, a digging shovel and ropes. Criminal proceedings were instituted under article "violation of a grave".
The monument to the Unknown officer was part of the memorial complex at the mass grave of civilians killed during the great Patriotic war and Soviet soldiers, located near the village of Kil'chen ' mahdalynovskoho district area.
In August 2016, it was reported that in the village of Shevchenkove, Cherkasy oblast, the birthplace of the poet Taras Shevchenko, unknown kidnapped a bronze monument to him. In the administration of the reserve "homeland of Taras Shevchenko" expressed confidence that the attackers are those who "did not scruple to collect non-ferrous scrap metal".