Ukrainian authorities to restore monument to Azerbaijanis desecrated by vandals in Crimea: ambassador
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 8 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
The Ukrainian authorities will restore the monument to Azerbaijanis desecrated by vandals in the Crimea.
"The Ukrainian people, representatives of official and public circles of the country were indignant at the unfair actions towards the monument built in Soviet times in honor of the 77th Azerbaijani Division, which fought heroically during the World War II at the Crimean land, on the Sapun mountain in the Sevastopol city," the Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Boris Klimchuk, said when commenting on the destruction of the monument to Azerbaijanis died while releasing Sevastopol from fascists.
On Oct.7, several attackers destroyed a monument made of bronze with a view to kidnapping.
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Ukraine has sent diplomatic note to Ukraine concerning destruction of the monument to Azerbaijanis died while releasing Sevastopol from fascists. In its note, the embassy urged the Ukrainian side to find plotters, punish them restore the destroyed monument.
The competent Ukrainian authorities have identified and arrested those involved in this action as a result of operational activities.
The Sevastopol City Authorities decided on a complete reconstruction of the memorial complex, which will cost around $20,000-25,000. The Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan decided to allocate 10,000 hryvnia from the Native Volhynia Foundation which was founded by him, to the Sevastopol City authorities to reconstruct the memorial complex to Azerbaijani soldiers.
"We have lost 8 million people in the World War II and we know the cost of war," Klimchuk said.
Ukraine considers as its moral duty to establish justice in this matter in a short period of time, the ambassador added.
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