MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. Ukraine’s attempts to eradicate the historical memory of its own people’s consciousness are doomed to failure, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
"Thugs stole the metal pieces from the tombstone," she said commenting on an act of vandalism in Lvov against a monument dedicated to Hero of the Soviet Union, scout Nikolay Kuznetsov. "We regard this vile act to be the result of policies aimed at the total falsification of the country’s history authorized by the Kiev regime and at fostering Nazi collaborators and their ideological followers who, unfortunately, have considerable political sway in Ukraine at the moment," she elaborated.
Zakharova also focused on the fact that Moscow does not observe "a clear response regarding the inadmissibility of such actions" or any investigation and their outcome.
"The Ukrainian authorities are trying to erase the historical memory from the consciousness of their own people, these attempts are doomed to fail," the diplomat stressed. "However, this does not mean that the authorities in Lvov and the law enforcement agencies are not responsible for conducting an investigation and punishing the perpetrators."
On Monday, August 21, metal inscriptions were stolen from a commemorative tombstone located on Lvov’s Hill of Glory.