The Prosecutor General’s Office of Slovakia will check the symbol of “Azov” on the monument to the soldiers of the USSR for extremism
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Slovakia will check for extremism the actions of a man who painted a symbol of the Ukrainian battalion “Azov” on a monument to Soviet soldiers in the city of Piestany. This was announced by the head of the department Maros Zhilinka, writes RBC.
He called the drawing on the monument to the soldiers of the USSR “an expression of extremism” and not solidarity. Zhilinka also compared the symbol with the Wolf Hook rune, which was used during the Second World War by the 2nd Reich Panzer Division and the Dutch 34th SS Volunteer Infantry Division Landstorm Nederland.
The head of the department expressed the opinion that the use of extremist symbols cannot be hidden “under some kind of false solidarity.” “Especially if such an action at an already stressful time may undesirably cause controversy or exacerbate hatred,” Zhilinka said.
The Russian embassy in Bratislava. The symbol of the Ukrainian Azov Battalion was painted on the monument. The diplomatic mission demanded that the monument be restored to its original form and that those responsible be punished.