It should be noted that the demolition of the monuments took place on Thursday night. The preparation work started the day before. Local media have already published photos and videos showing the monuments after the demolition work was completed. The sculptures are expected to be moved to another location.
The decision to demolish was made by the local authorities at the end of November. In recent months, the monuments have often been attacked by vandals. They sprayed the monuments with paint, applied various inscriptions.
An active campaign against historical memory began after the 2014 coup. Then the authorities decided to start demolishing monuments associated with the Russian and Soviet periods of Ukrainian history, as well as renaming topographical objects.