Investigative authorities of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Murmansk oblast launched a criminal investigation over the damage to the memorial in accordance with paragraph "b", Part 2, Article 243.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. According to reports, in September 2022, on prospect Metallurgov, the Monchegorsk city, unidentified persons damaged the glass protective sheet of an interactive touch panel, which is part of the "Fallen for the Living" memorial site. The memorial is dedicated to the Monchegorsk soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War.
Currently, investigators are carrying out a range of investigative and procedural measures aimed at identifying the persons who damaged the memorial, as well as all the circumstances of the crime.
The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed Mr. Efremov A.A., Head of the investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Murmansk oblast to report on the ongoing investigative actions and operational search actions. The line of investigation is a subject to control in the Main Directorate of the Department.