The Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee instructs to launch a criminal case on the desecration of a military memorial in the Kalach city, Voronezhskaya oblast


Some photos appeared on social networks showing the commission of unlawful acts by two teenage girls at a military memorial located in the Park of Memory of the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War in the Kalach city, Voronezhskaya oblast. The photographs subsequently became widespread in the media. Based on all mentioned above, the Internal Affairs Bodies organized an inspection. The Investigating Authorities of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia decided to petition for the transfer of case files from the internal affairs bodies to the investigative unit of the regional directorate of the Investigative Committee for further verification, identifying the motives for illegal actions and assessing the actions of the participants in accordance with Article 243.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (destruction or damage to military graves, or monuments, steles, obelisks, other memorial structures or objects perpetuating the memory of those who died defending the Fatherland or its interests or dedicated to the days of Russia's military glory).

The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed Mr. Levit K.E., Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Voronezhskaya oblast, to launch a criminal case on the mentioned fact, take measures to bring the perpetrators to criminal responsibility and submit a report on the progress of the investigation. The execution of the order is a subject to control in the Main Investigative Directorate of the ICR.

14 August 2022 23:20

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