The head of the Investigative Committee Bastrykin instructed to investigate the desecration of the monument to Soviet soldiers in Estonia In Tartu, Estonia, vandals painted a swastika on the memorial to those who died in World War II, the Russian Investigative Committee reported. Alexander Bastrykin instructed to investigate this fact as part of a criminal case The head of the Investigative Committee instructed to investigate the desecration of a monument to soldiers in Estonia” />
The head of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin instructed to investigate the desecration of a monument to Soviet soldiers in the city of Tartu in Estonia. This was reported on the website of the department.
According to the report, the vandals drew a swastika and wrote obscene words on the memorial to the fallen in World War II, which is located in Raadi Park.
“The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation instructed the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee to investigate this fact within the framework of a criminal affairs»,— noted in the department.
In mid-April, the Russian Investigative Committee opened five criminal cases p. 2 tbsp. 243.4 of the Criminal Code (destruction or damage to military monuments perpetuating the memory of those who died defending the Fatherland) in connection with the desecration of monuments to Soviet soldiers in Estonia, Bulgaria and Lithuania.
According to investigators, on April 7 in Rahu Park in the city of Tapa in Estonian vandals poured white paint over a monument on a mass grave of a war grave. In the Bulgarian city of Dobrich, a monument to a Soviet soldier in the St. George park was doused with red paint.
In Lithuania, the Investigative Committee established three facts of desecration of monuments to Soviet soldiers-liberators in the cities of Marijampole, Sheta and Kurkliai.
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After that, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called the removal of the memorial sign in honor of the liberation of the village of Madliene from the Nazis “an egregious incident.” According to the diplomat, “this savage <…> trick» will negatively affect relations between the two states.
Later, on May 4, the Lithuanian police reported that a memorial star in the cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Klaipeda was damaged: its corners were beaten off.
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