The investigative Committee (IC) of Russia opened a criminal case under the criminal code on the fact of abuse of burial places of victims of fascism and rehabilitation of Nazism in Ukraine, said the official representative of the Department Vladimir Markin.
"These monuments are symbols of military glory of Soviet soldiers in the battle against fascism, As well as the Russian Federation is the legal successor of the USSR, these illegal actions directed against the interests of the Russian Federation. And According To part 3 of article 12 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons not residing continuously in the Russian Federation who have committed crimes outside the territory of Russia, are subject to liability under the criminal code in cases where the crime is directed against Russia's interests, "said RIA" Novosti " Markin. He explained that in the disposal of the Russian investigators have the real evidence about the elimination and the desecration of unidentified persons in Ukraine in 2014 monuments dedicated to the battle of Soviet soldiers With fascism, reports news Agency. In Ukraine, the destruction and desecration of monuments began together With the political crisis that has damaged the monuments to Lenin, Kutuzov, the victims of the Holocaust and others. So, January 6, 2014 Clay destroyed the monument 32 soldiers who died during the great Patriotic war, in February in Odessa damaged the monument to fallen sailors and ships of the black sea shipping company. Later in Stryi, Lviv oblast was demolished the monument to the Soviet soldier-liberator. In March and may in Novomoskovsk, Dnipropetrovsk region was desecrated a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust. In September at Babi Yar was desecrated the memorial menorah, dedicated to the Jews who died during the Nazi occupation. The swastika appeared in the beginning of the Jewish new year - Rosh-Hashanah - and the anniversary of the massacres at Babi Yar. From 29 September 1941 to 1943 in the area of Kiev were shot from 70 to 200 thousand Jews. In October in Kharkov broke plaque Hero of the Soviet Union Peter Wasilewski.