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Kyiv citizen detained in occupied Crimea for damaging scandalous memorial

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Russia ombudsman, a Ukrainian supposedly threw paint on the memorial to “Little green men”
22:41, 28 January 2019

Vesti Krym

Russian Federation Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova stated that a citizen of Kyiv was detained in occupied Simferopol, Crimea, and accused of throwing red paint on “Little green men” memorial. The incident happened at night on January 28, as Interfax reported.

The name of a man is not disclosed; he stays in the temporary confinement ward.

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“A citizen of Ukraine, who lives in Kyiv, threw paint on the memorial in Simferopol at night on January 28. At the moment, he stays at the temporary confinement ward in Simferopol, where the order and terms of his detention are completely observed,” Moskalkova said.

A Ukrainian faces the accusation of vandalism and the restrictive measure would be chosen for him within three days.

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“He did not complain or appealed to me. He does not conceal that he is unsatisfied with the situation in Crimea, state of people. He wants to make it public, so, there is some provocative element in his actions,” the ombudswoman said.

As we reported, the UN General Assembly will hold a discussion on the situation in Donbas and Crimea occupied by Russia on February 20.

Related: Eight Russian sailors banned from entering Ukraine for illegal visit to Crimea

Besides, 37 people were arrested for political reasons in annexed Crimea in 2018.  According to human right activist’s information, the Russians opened 44 criminal cases for political reasons in Crimea last year.

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