The Department of Veterans Affairs recalls criminal responsibility for abuse of graves, damage to monuments and commemorative plaques for ATO soldiers.
This was reported by the ministry’s press service.
“The Department of Veterans Affairs appeals to the presidents of regional state administrations to ask them to strengthen control over the preservation of monuments, green spaces (walkways) that were created in honor of fallen defenders of Ukraine “, the statement said.
The Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine condemns any demonstration of vandalism on the memorials to remember the dead soldiers and recalls that since June 6, 2019, the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been amended and criminal responsibility has been established for the desecration or destruction of monuments built in memory of those who defended independence and sovereignty. and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, participated directly in the ATO by taking measures to ensure national security and defensive resistance and to dissuade weapons of aggression Noah from the Russian Federation in the Donetsk and Lugansk, members of the Advantage Revolution and fighters for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century.
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The ministry also noted that on April 5, 2020, three acts of vandalism were recorded on monuments to ATO soldiers in schools in the city of Poltava, and a fire broke out in the Park of Remembrance of the Undefeated. in the city of Novograd-Volynsky, Zhytomyr region.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru