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Four months behind bars: Court sentences vandal for destroying Heavenly Hundred memorial in Kyiv
13:30, 29 November 2017
Four months behind bars: Court sentences vandal for destroying Heavenly Hundred memorial in Kyiv

The incident took place in October, when the resident of occupied Sevastopol came to visit his wife in the Ukrainian capital

13:30, 29 November 2017

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Pechersk district court of Kyiv decided to arrest Yuriy Chekanov, the resident of the occupied Sevastopol who had desecrated the memorial of the Heavenly Hundred in Kyiv. The prison term will make four months.

The court found out that on October 5, Chekanov was walking in the downtown Kyiv and saw the memorial at the Alley of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. ‘At that time, he had a nervous breakdown; since he was sure that the monuments only belong to graveyards. He displaced the granite memorial and threw it on the pavement – something that he now regrets’, the court’s decision said.

The authority ruled that the incident should be qualified as ill-driven hooliganism, but his sincere repentance was considered a 'mitigating circumstance'.

Related: Man from Sevastopol breaks Heavenly Hundred Heroes memorials in Kyiv

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