Three Polish students attempted to burn the flares in on the premises of Lychakivske cemetery in Lviv. The actual incident took place on Thursday, November 22. Andriy Moskalenko, the Deputy Mayor for Development said this as quoted by Lviv city hall's press office.
'The provocateurs were detained not far from the tombs of the Polish military. Lychakivske cemetery director said that the police and the State Security Service were informed immediately after the detention. The provocateurs will be handed over to the law enforcers, so that the measures will be taken in accordance with the respective law', Moskalenko said.
Later, it appeared that the graveyard's security detained three young men who carried the flares in a bag; they were taken in before they managed to light the flares.
The investigation is underway.
The Polish society for the protection of the military burial sites in Lviv reacted to the incident, condemning such actions of the provocateurs. The society insisted that the graveyard is a place to pray, and it cannot be used for any political manifestations, Polskie Radio reported.