In Poland vandals draw swastika on Ukraine's consulate

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police is investigating, no one was arrested yet
12:58, 4 October 2017


Vandals painted swastikas and inscriptions about Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) on the honorary consulate of Ukraine located in the city of Rzeszow in the south of Poland, the local newspaper Rzeszow-news reports.

People who live near the scene saw an unknown man of about 30 years old painting on an honorary consulate of Ukraine on Saturday night. People asked him to stop doing that, but he did not pay attention to the remarks.  


On the consulate building there was an inscription in Polish: "Ukraine - OUN-UPA", "Waffen SS Galitzien", near the national emblem of Ukraine a gallows was painted and inscription “Raus” ("get out" - translation from German), a swastika and an inscription in Russian "no" .

Employee of the consulate after the incident arrived at the scene and called the police. according to Rzeszow's police spokesman Adam Szelag, now the law enforcers are conducting an investigation under Article 256 of the Poland’s Criminal Code, which refers to incitement to ethnic hatred,. No one was arrested.

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As it was reported earlier Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demanded official explanations from the Polish side due to the most recent act of vandalism. Unidentified vandals destroyed the monument to Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Hruszowice village, Przemysl county, Poland. The monument that was previously damaged or otherwise desecrated by the trespassers was dismantled to pieces on April 26.

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