State Duma Deputy from the Communist party Vladimir Bessonov has sent an address to the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin with a request to initiate criminal prosecution against persons who desecrated or destroyed monuments to Soviet soldiers in Ukraine.
“The conflict in Ukraine led to mass destruction of monuments to the victims of the great Patriotic war, Soviet soldiers-liberators, and monuments that make up the legacy of the Soviet Union… In this case there is a violation of the interests of the Russian Federation, as these monuments reflect the common past for Ukraine and the Russian Federation”, - reads the address of the member, a copy of which is available to RIA Novosti.
Thus, according to Bessonova, there are grounds to initiate criminal prosecution in accordance with the criminal code in respect of persons who have committed on the territory of Ukraine, acts of destruction of monuments to Soviet soldiers-liberators, the victims of the great Patriotic war, and monuments that make up the legacy of the Soviet Union.
“Please check you messages about the desecration or destruction on the territory of Ukraine mass graves or Tombs of the Unknown Soldier, monument, erected in memory of those who fought against Nazism during the Second world war… And to initiate criminal proceedings against the perpetrators of these actions,” reads the address of the MP.
Their appeals member made of materials of the Ukrainian media, which reported the demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers. In particular, the demolition of the monument to the Soviet soldier and the memorial to the soldiers of the great Patriotic war in Lviv region.
In addition, Bessonov supported the initiative of the Russian businessman Umar Dzhabrailov, who offered to buy at any price the Soviet monuments and transport them to Russia.