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Five more statues of Lenin toppled in north-eastern Ukraine

October 07, 2014, 20:55 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, October 7. /TASS/. Five statues of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin have been toppled over the past 24 hours in Ukraine’s north-eastern Kharkiv region, a report posted on the website of the regional chief police department says.

In one of the developments, the head of a statue was broken off in a local settlement of the region, where half of the population see Russian as their mother-tongue. In another incident, a statue was toppled in the settlement of Dobrovolskoye, it said. One monument was damaged by hammers in the settlement of Berestovo. Statues of Lenin were also toppled on Tuesday in two districts of the regional centre Kharkiv. Police were summoned to the site, and law enforcement officers are investigating the case, the website of the Kharkiv city council reports.

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