Vandals damage tombstones on graves of three Ukrainian warriors in Novohrad-Volynsky

Source : 112 Ukraine

These were three of 16 monuments damaged in this incident that occurred on late July 31
18:33, 1 August 2019

Damaged tombstone at a graveyard in Novohrad-Volynsky
Zhytomyr police

Vandals damaged over a dozen tombstones at a graveyard in Novohrad-Volynsky, Zhytomyr region. Three of 16 damaged monuments belonged to the fallen soldiers who lost their lives in Donbas. The national police reported that on the website. 

The incident took place in the night time, on late July 31. The operative team of the local police reached the site for investigation; the respective criminal case was opened.

Related: Environment ministry urges Ukrainians not to bring plastic flowers to graveyards

Such kind of violation may result in the prison term lasting from three to five years.

In June, a group of young people threw raid paint at the memorial marking installed in honor of deceased soldiers of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army at a local park in Kharkiv.

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