A monument to the Russian "they are not there" was opened in Rostov-on-Don, which came with weapons in the hands to Ukrainian land and went home as "cargo 200". This was reported by the RIA News agency.
The grand opening of the monument named "Heroes of Donbas", took place in Ostrovsky park and was timed to the third congress of the Union of Donbas Volunteers.
The opening ceremony was attended by the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, Russian president’s aide Vladislav Surkov and mayor of Rostov-on-Don, Vitaly Kushnaryov.
The person who ordered the monument is the interregional public organization Union of Donbas Volunteers. According to the acting head of the Rostov branch of the organization Timur Okkert, the monument was installed at the expense of extra-budgetary funds, about 17,5 thousand dollars were spent on it.
The height of the monument is 6,5 meters, the stele with a square base is faced with granite slabs, and a cross of the Union of Donbas Volunteers is installed on it.
As it was reported earlier the MH17 victims’ memorial site was opened in the Dutch capital. The complex designed will pay tribute to the deceased passengers of flight MH17 is to be stationed near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This is where the Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines departed from on July 17, 2014 – several hours before the disaster took place.
As is known, the Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight MH17 crashed in the occupied part of Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. The passenger aircraft was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, when it was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile fired from Buk, the Russian-made missile launcher. 298 people were aboard at the time; the missile attack left no survivors.
The comprehensive expertise proved that the weapon was brought to the occupied areas of Ukraine from Russia; besides, it was operated by servicemen of the regular Russian army fighting against Ukrainian government troops.