Ukraine's Institute for National Memory turns to law enforcers due to the restoration of the monument to Georgiy Zhukov in Kharkiv. The office's press office reported this on Friday, July 12.
The Institute asked the National Police to check the circumstances, open the criminal proceeding and to punish those behind the fact of setting Zhukov monument in Kharkiv on July 11.
The authority asked the Prosecutor General's Office to turn to the administrative court at Kharkiv city hall and its subordinates with the lawsuit, demanding to dismantle the said monument, as it is a symbol of Communist totalitarian regime.
According to the current legislation, it is illegal to erect monuments to Soviet leaders in Ukraine; this concerns Zhukov, too.
The monument to Soviet warlord in Kharkiv was dismantled on June 2. It was restored and erected again on July 11.