The Slovak Prosecutor General’s Office will review the “Azov” symbol on the monument to soldiers of the USSR for extremism
The Slovak Prosecutor General’s Office will verify for extremism the actions of a man who painted a symbol of the Ukrainian “Azov” battalion on a monument to Soviet soldiers in the city of Piestany. This was announced by the head of the department Maros Zhilinka, writes RBC.
He called the drawing on the monument to soldiers of the USSR “an expression of extremism” and not of solidarity. Zhilinka also compared the symbol to the Wolf Hook rune, which was used during World War II by the 2nd Reich Panzer Division and the Dutch 34th SS Volunteer Infantry Division Landstorm Nederland.
The head of the department was of the opinion that the use of extremist symbols cannot be hidden “under some kind of false solidarity.” “Especially if such an action at an already stressful time may cause controversy or undesirably exacerbate hatred,” Zhilinka said.
The Russian embassy in Bratislava reported the desecration of a monument to Soviet soldiers-liberators in the city of Piestany. The symbol of the Ukrainian Azov battalion was painted on the monument. The diplomatic mission demanded that the monument be restored to its original form and that those responsible be punished.
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