Moscow, July 12 – AIF-Moscow.
The Ukrainian Institute of National Memory has appealed to the General Prosecutor’s Office and the National Police with a request to initiate a criminal case over the installation of the bust to Marshal Zhukov in Kharkov, the institute’s press service reported on Friday.
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The National Memory Institute sent letters to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine and the National Police asking them to check the circumstances of the establishment in Kharkov on July 11, 2019 of a monument dedicated to George Zhukov.
Also, the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory demands to initiate a criminal case and conduct an investigation in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.
"The Institute asks the Prosecutor General's Office to appeal to the administrative court with a claim to the Kharkiv City Council and its executive bodies on the obligations to dismantle the specified monument," the report says.
On June 2, members of Ukrainian nationalist organizations staged a picket against the Kharkov government congress. During the protest, the radicals pulled the bust of George Zhukov off the pedestal.
On July 11, Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes reported on the restoration of the bust of the Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov.