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Monument to Soviet soldiers split in half during demolition in Lithuania


Lithuanian flag. Archival photoMOSCOW, May 20.The monument to Soviet soldiers in the city of Merkin in southern Lithuania split in half during demolition, LRT (Lithuanian Radio and Television) reports. “In Merkin in the Varensky district after receiving an assessment from the department of cultural heritage the monument to a Soviet soldier with weapons was demolished from the pedestal. During the work, the sculpture split in half,” the message says. that while this sculpture is standing, the Soviet army did not seem to have completely left Lithuania. And now it will be possible to say that the last soldier has left our land. Though local, though plaster, but a soldier, “the words of the mayor of the Varensky district are quoted Algisa Kashety. Cases of vandalism against Soviet monuments became more frequent after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine. A large-scale anti-Russian campaign has unfolded in Lithuania. The Russian Embassy in Lithuania called the situation “barbaric and blasphemous” actions aimed at inciting hatred and fear in the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the situation with the monuments to Soviet soldiers in Latvia and Lithuania, called what is happening “an international outrage”. to demand compensation for the demolition of the monument

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