MOSCOW, April 10 – RIA Novosti. Monuments to Soviet soldiers in the Kedainiai and Anyksciai regions of Lithuania were covered with paint, the Lithuanian Police Department said.
“In the city of Šeta, Kėdainiai region, a monument to a soldier drenched in yellow and red paint was seen, erected in memory of Soviet soldiers who died in battles with the German army during the Second World War … In the city of Kurkliai, Anyksciai region, a sculpture of a Soviet soldier was painted with yellow and blue paint” , the message says.
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It is noted that the police launched a pre-trial investigation in accordance with Part 1 of Article 312 of the Criminal Code of Lithuania.
According to Sputnik Lithuania, after the start of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine in Western countries, especially in the Baltic States, regular attacks began on Soviet monuments, as well as Russian diplomatic institutions and even their employees. The Lithuanian authorities do not condemn what is happening, on the contrary, they speak aggressively against the Russian Federation, Russians and the Soviet heritage.
Earlier, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis proposed covering Soviet monuments with Ukrainian flags and planting sunflowers next to them, the newspaper reports. The Russian embassy in Vilnius announced that a “war” is being declared in the republic in memory of the people who liberated Lithuania and other European countries from Nazi invaders.
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