The monument was flung from the pedestal, and seriously damaged.
The police officers who came to the site tried to remove the sculpture in the trunk of the police car.
Georgy Zhukov was the head of Odesa Military District in 1946-1948. Apart from that, he was a prominent figure in the Soviet history. He was the Chief of General Staff, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, and Minister of Defence.
During World War II he participated in multiple battles, ultimately commanding the 1st Belorussian Front in the Battle of Berlin, which resulted in the defeat of Nazi Germany, and the end of the War in Europe.