Stele in honor of the Friendship of Ukraine and Russia, set up in 2003 in Kharkiv was demolished only on the recovery time of heating, said the interior Ministry of Ukraine.
"Workers of KP" XTC "(municipal enterprise "Kharkiv heating networks" ) carry out planned repair of heating, for which it was necessary to remove the said monument, " commented the news Agency in the Ministry.
While data on the final demolition of the stele of Friendship of peoples of Ukraine and Russia on Moskovsky Avenue in Kharkiv they called " untrue "." at the present time, the monument was taken to the municipal enterprise. Upon completion, the monument will be returned to the region ", - stressed in the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine. Before the first day of the week it was announced that on Moskovsky Avenue in Kharkiv demolished the monument in honor of the Friendship of Ukraine and the Russian Federation, established in 2003. 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. 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.