On Moskovsky Avenue in Kharkiv demolished the monument in honor of the Friendship of Ukraine and the Russian Federation, established in 2003.
"The demolition occurred at night on November 16. According to witnesses, it was more like a planned event, as in the "case" involved a crane KP " Kharkov thermal networks ", - notified on the Internet representation of the city. According to witnesses, police were present in the framework of dismantling of the monument, but didn't hamper its demolition, and later left the scene, no one is holding. According to his edition of the ATN, the monument was dismantled by employees of the municipal enterprise "Kharkiv heating networks" due to the rehabilitation works. In may of last year the monument was attacked by the nationalists, who doused him with red paint, symbolizing blood. The stele was installed in 2003 during the year of Russia in Ukraine. Kiev authorities have on many occasions raised the issue of the demolition of the people's Friendship Arch in the capital, which was established in 1982 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the USSR formation. In Ukraine during the struggle with the Soviet past has been over a year ongoing dismantling and destruction of monuments. The radicals began to tear down the monuments to Lenin in Ukraine since December 2013.