MOSCOW (AP) — Police says vandals have destroyed a monument to the victims of a World Struggle II bloodbath in a western Ukrainian village.
Nationwide Police within the Lviv area stated in a press release on Tuesday that vandals destroyed a stone cross in Huta Penyatska commemorating Polish villagers who have been massacred in 1944 by a Nazi unit principally composed of Ukrainian volunteers.
As much as 1,200 individuals are believed to have been killed there, based on the Polish Institute of Nationwide Remembrance.
Footage on Ukrainian media confirmed the ransacked memorial and two stone slabs bearing the names of the victims painted over with the colours of the Ukrainian flag and the colours of Ukrainian nationals.
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Lviv police are investigating.
This story has been corrected from an earlier version to show the monument was destroyed, though not necessarily blown up.