On Sunday, June 2, representatives of a number of pro-Ukrainian organizations and parties demolished the bust of Marshal of the USSR Georgy Zhukov in Kharkiv. This is reported by the 112.ua correspondent from the scene.
“We are now near Kharkiv’s Palace of Sports. A congress of a recently organized political party (far-right National Corps party, - ed.) is taking place here in the morning. This congress is picketed by pro-Ukrainian organizations and parties. They set up an improvised corridor at the entrance to the Palace of Sports, through which people must walk. In social networks users say that these are state employees who are being forced to visit this congress,” the correspondent said.
У Харкові повалили пам'ятник Жукову! pic.twitter.com/Xgz9Cyq88r— StudMedia (@StudMedia) 2 июня 2019 г.
According to him, at the end of the corridor, there is paint, which symbolizes the blood of military personnel shed in eastern Ukraine. People going to the party congress must go on this paint.
“A bust of Zhukov was also located nearby. The activists ran to it and threw it from the pedestal. Law enforcers were there, at some point they even tried to disperse the activists, to spray gas, but this happened in a few seconds. Policemen retreated back, and activists managed to complete their plans, ”the correspondent added.
The monument to Marshal of the USSR Georgy Zhukov was installed in Kharkiv in 1994. In the second half of the 90s, it was not serviced for a long time and gradually collapsed, but in 2012, on behalf of the mayor Gennady Kernes, the monument was included in the overhaul plan. The monument was recreated by the project of Serhiy Chechelnitsky in the form in which it was installed.