The Russian Foreign Ministry is sure that the demolishing of the bust of Marshal Georgy Zhukov is a challenge for new President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, as Maria Zakharova, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, reported on Facebook.
“…the demolishing of the bust to Zhukov in Kharkiv is a serious challenge for a new authority,” Zakharova wrote.
Besides, she condemned the putting of Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner on the list of Myrotvorets website.
She emphasized that the new Ukrainian authority “will have to put punctuation marks in the sentence “to condemn or to keep quite”.
Meanwhile, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation stated that the new Ukrainian authority should find and prosecute vandals, who demolished the bust, as TASS news agency reported.
“We urge a new political leadership to stop to appease the citizens, who stick to the radical technologies. It is necessary to condemn publically these actions as well as to find these vandals to make them to be prosecuted with the full force of the law,” Chamber’s representative Elena Sutormina reported.
She noted that the nationalist ideas “never benefit but only bring destruction.”
“I hope that the administration of Mr. Zelensky understands it. Besides, we urge the OSCE to note this glaring fact,” Sutormina added.
On June 2, representatives of a number of far-right organizations and parties demolished the bust of Marshal of the USSR Georgy Zhukov in Kharkiv.