In Kiev, a monument to “Russia’s Aggression”


RIA Novosti

In Ukraine erected memorial to servicemen who took part in the so-called anti-terrorist operation (ATO). The complex will be called “Russia’s Aggression”. This statement was made by the main artist of the Museum of history of Ukraine in the Second world war Anatoly Gaydamak. His words, reports the portal “News”.

“It is not just a memorial, but a memorial complex called “Russia’s Aggression”. Name is approved, but while working,” said Gaydamak.

The memorial complex will be built in the Pechersk hills near the Upper Moscow gates of the old Pechersk fortress, where the sculpture of the Motherland. Gaydamak added that the site of the memorial will not be figures, pedestals and monuments “in the common term”, but will use symbols and allegories.

The conflict in East Ukraine began in spring 2014, after the inhabitants of Donetsk and Lugansk regions refused to recognize the legitimacy of the coup in Kiev and has announced the release regions of the country. For suppression of mass popular demonstrations, the Ukrainian government announced anti-terrorist operation. According to the United Nations (UN), in the fighting killed about 9.5 thousand people. Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow financial and military assistance to the militia self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR). In the Kremlin deny all allegations and claim that Russia is not a party to the conflict.