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Decommunization in Ukraine: monument to ideologist of Holodomor dismantled in Dnipropetrovsk

Monument to Grigory Petrovsky, who is considered the ideologist of Holodomor in 1932-1933 in Ukraine, demolished in Dnipropetrovsk to the sounds of the anthem
Decommunization in Ukraine: monument to ideologist of Holodomor dismantled in Dnipropetrovsk

On January 29, activists demolished the monument to Grigory Petrovsky in the square near the central railway station in Dnipropetrovsk. The city in central Ukraine was named in the honor of Petrovsky, who was one of the Bolsheviks’ leaders and ideologists of Holodomor in 1932-1933 in Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Korrespondent.

About nine o’clock in the evening on January 29, the monument was removed successfully. Dismantling was accompanied by the anthem of Ukraine.

Earlier, the city authorities have promised to provide groundscare equipment for the demolition of the monument to Petrovsky.

“An appropriate groundscare equipment will come to the monument in order to prevent the collapse of the monument on the people”, – said Acting Deputy mayor of Dnipropetrovsk Mikhailo Lysenko.

Earlier, Lysenko said that the monument should be removed only after obtaining permission from Kirov District Council of Dnipropetrovsk.

It should be noted that some opponents of the demolition have also came to the Railway Station Square, but there were no clashes.

Ukrainian rock band “Vertep” [Nativity in Ukrainian – Ed.] was entertaining the attendees, while preparations for dismantling were underway.