The police have identified the man who on the night of November 2 in Kharkiv damaged the figures of Polovtsian women located next to the Sumtsov Historical Museum on Constitution Square.
The perpetrator was a 45-year-old unemployed man from Kharkiv. He fully admitted his guilt, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.
The unemployed man explained that he was intoxicated and decided to use an ax to open the boxes under which there were cultural monuments.
“I wanted them to “breathe”, “see” the world”– this is how he explained his act to the law enforcement officers.
The man faces up to 3 years in prison for the crime.
Figures of Polovtsian women dating back to the 12th century were brought from the Izyum district and installed near the Historical Museum in 2013. Unique sights survived the occupation and Russian shelling.
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Iryna Bura, UP. Life