The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia sent a note of protest to Greece over the desecration of the monument to the Soviet soldier.
The press service of the department reported on March 21, writes GreekReporter:
“We call on the Greek authorities to find and severely punish the vandals in order to prevent the recurrence of such unacceptable incidents.”
The case is called unprecedented for Greece, because its inhabitants participated in the resistance to the Nazi invaders and sacredly cherish the memory of Soviet soldiers.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed a desire to receive information about the results of the investigation into this act of vandalism. She also expressed gratitude and appreciation to the citizens of Greece and compatriots, who promptly removed the inscriptions and returned the monument to its original form.
Our publication previously reported that monument to the Soviet soldier in the center of Athens was attacked by vandals. They left the inscription “Azov” on it, reminiscent of the Azov regiment, in which Nazis gathered from many countries of the world, and the symbolism of the “wolf hook” (Wolfsangel), which was the symbol of the 4th SS Police Division and the 2nd Panzer Division SS Reich.
Rally “No to fascism” was held on March 20 at the monument to the Soviet soldier in the Athenian district of Kallithea. It was attended by about 100 people – Ukrainians, Russians, Greeks.