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More than 70 monuments harmed by vandals in Poland over recent years

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More than 70 monuments harmed by vandals in Poland over recent years


13.10.2017

© Flickr/Lukas PlewniaMore than 70 acts of vandalism were committed over Soviet military monuments in Poland, TASS reports. According to the Russian Ambassador in Warsaw Sergei Andreyev, such cases became more frequent.

Ambassador shared this information in the course of his presentation at conference titled Honor Their Memory.. which is held today in the capital of Poland and devoted to the situation around vandalism of military monuments in honor of soldiers liberating Poland from fascists.

The diplomat has stressed out that the majority of them are graves at cemeteries and not the alleged symbolic monuments. He is sure that such crimes cannot be justified by any Christian moral standards or mere decency.

Fifty-three cases of vandalism against Soviet memorials out of seventy-nine ones took place in Poland. Nothing similar happened in any other country, the ambassador commented.

Local administrations usually discuss acts of vandalism and try to make amends, however sometimes harm is catastrophic requiring considerable finances and long time. The central authorities do not approve of the vandalism; nevertheless, they prefer to keep such cases in shade.

The guilty, if ever found, usually are punished very lightly. Sometimes they are even justified under the pretext that their actions had patriotic motives.

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