Another disturbing episode of anti-communist frenzy comes from Ukraine as the local authorities of Lviv are planning to dismantle the city’s Monument of Glory – a memorial dedicated to the heroic Red Army soldiers – by the end of February 2021.
The decision was strongly condemned by the country’s communists. Petro Symonenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine, said that the dismantling of the monument is “an act of state vandalism and moral terrorism” and added: “This is a crime against the memory of the soldiers of the Red Army, a crime against the memory of compatriots who died in the fight against the fascist infection, it is a slap in the face of the international community and all members of the anti-Hitler coalition”.
The local authorities claimed the monument needed to be demolished due to its poor condition, following multiple acts of vandalism by fascist thugs in the previous years. It is characteristic that the stele of the Monument of Glory was demolished in Lviv on the night of March 3, 2019.
The same local authorities had named 2019 as “Stepan Bandera Year”, in honor of the infamous Ukrainian terrorist, fascist and Nazi collaborator, while numerous streets have been renamed in honor of Nazi collaborationists and murderers.
Source: In Defense of Communism – State vandalism in Ukraine: Lviv authorities plan to dismantle monument dedicated to the Red Army