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 Police opened criminal case on fact of demolition of Soviet leader Petrovskiy monument in Dnipropetrovsk

Police has opened a criminal proceeding after the fact of cultural heritage damage after the monument to Soviet leader Grigoriy Petrovskiy in Dnipropetrovsk was demolished.

Censor.NET reports citing the General Directorate of the National Police in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

The criminal proceeding was opened under Paragraph 2 of Article 298 of the Criminal Code (illegal search operations at the site of archaeological heritage, as well as destruction, demolition, and damage to cultural heritage).

The article stipulates for a fine of up to 150 non-taxable minimum incomes or personal restraint for up to three years, or imprisonment for the same period with disqualification to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years or without it.

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"Having damaged the Pertrovskiy monument, some participants went to the Kalinin park to dismantle the Kalinin monument. However, they abandoned the plan and left after a preventive conversation," the law enforcers noted.

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