Kyiv police open criminal case over Lenin Monument's destruction

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Dec. 9, 2013, 10:19 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Kyiv police have launched criminal proceedings in connection with the demolition of the Lenin monument in central Kyiv.
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The law enforcement agencies have launched criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 294 (mass riots) in connection with the demolition of the Lenin monument in central Kyiv.

"The information has been included in the unified register, criminal proceedings have been opened under Part 1 of Article 294 – mass riots," Interfax-Ukraine learned at Kyiv police head office on Sunday evening.

The police said that they had not detained anyone yet.

As reported, on Sunday evening a group of unidentified people tore down a monument to Lenin which stood in Besarabska Square near Khreschatyk, the main street in Kyiv.

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