The Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee instructs to launch a criminal case over the desecration of the monument to the Red Army in the Czech Republic

Mr. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, instructed to launch a criminal investigation into the desecration of a monument to soldiers-liberators of the Red Army in the city of Olomouc in the north-east of the Czech Republic.

Local police are reportedly looking for a vandal who used an aerosol can to spray paint on the monument.

The monument to the Red Army soldiers erected in Olomouc is owned by the city. It is one of the first monuments that were erected in Czechoslovakia as a token of gratitude to the soldiers-liberators immediately after the end of World War II.

Investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee, within the criminal investigation, will request the Russian Foreign Ministry for the necessary information related to the mentioned above incident and identify all the circumstances of the crime.

27 September 2022 15:35

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