In Rostov-on-don is a monument to Russian volunteers in the Donbas. Even before the official opening guarding it from vandals
A seven-meter granite obelisk to the heroes of Donbass installed in the Park. Nikolaya Ostrovskogo, Rostov-on-don, will soon be officially open, writes “Kommersant” with reference to the Deputy Director of the city Park Artem bukhtiyarova.
The initiator of the “perpetuating of memory of victims of Russian volunteers” volunteer Union of Donbass – in the course of the year sought from local authorities on approval of the monument. As the head of the Rostov branch of the “Union” Timur Okkert, the monument was erected by contributions from members of the organization, it took about one million rubles.
“The monument is guarded round the clock to vandals desecrated it,” said the activist. According to him, the inauguration of the monument to be held in the second half of October, this event in Rostov will bring together militias from all regions of the country.
In the city administration at first resisted the installation of the monument, considering it premature, but then gave up. September 15 city Commission for names of socially significant places, the installation of the memorial signs, to perpetuate the names of outstanding people and memorable events agreed on the concept of the monument and place for it.
While public activists of the city sent letters about the illegality of the installation “monument to mercenaries,” the authorities, including the Chairman of the city Council Zinaida Parohinog, the head of administration of Rostov Vitaly Kushnarev, Prosecutor Peter Trekhglazka, and the speaker of the don Parliament Oleksandr Ishchenko. The social worker came in the same type of answers that a request for the installation of the monument to the heroes of Donbass appealed to the city Council of veterans and dissatisfied may appeal the decision gorvlasty in court.
September 17 activists of the movement “Solidarity” in the Park, where he conducted work on the installation of the monument, put up a poster condemning the idea, wrote the website Donnews.ru. “The fratricidal war there are no heroes. Put monuments samiramis, not killing! World Ukraine. No to war”, – reads the inscription on the poster.
According to the Deputy of the city Duma of Rostov Anatoly Kotlyarova, a monument dedicated to the volunteers who “took up arms and went to the Donbass”. Back in August, when it appeared on a monument, he recorded a video message on Facebookin which he expressed his point of view.
“These people liberasticheskie community began to call mercenaries who fight for money, began to call the Nazis, quilted jacket. Most of these citizens were killed. A monument in Rostov will be, because Rostov is also Donbass”, – he said in the video.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that on the territory of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics , the Russian troops there. Official records of the victims of Russians on the territory of the DNI and LC are not maintained.
Note, a few days earlier, October 6, on the mountain Karachun under Slavonic in the Donetsk region opened a monument to Heroes of Heavenly hundred and victims, volunteers, defending the territorial integrity of Ukraine, reported the website of the”Eastern project”. The event was timed to the Day of defender of Ukraine, which is celebrated on October 14.