Three men painted Banderite inscriptions on the wall near the Lviv Eaglets’ Cemetery in Lviv, the Ukrainian services inform. One of the vandals escaped.
According to the Lviv police, the patrol noticed three people who “behaved strangely” near the Łyczakowski cemetery. Then they entered the necropolis. The officers decided to find them. Additional patrols were called.
Three men were found in the area of the Lviv Eaglets Cemetery, as the inscriptions were painted on the wall. One of the vandals fled the scene.
According to the media, one of the inscriptions left read: “For Stepan Bandera”. Yellow and blue stripes (the colors of Ukraine) and red and black (the colors of the banders) were also painted.
Stepan Bandera was one of the leaders of the Ukrainian Nationalist Organization, whose members murdered Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Lesser Poland.
The police say that the two detainees are 43- and 49-year-olds from the Donetsk region, currently occupied by pro-Russian separatists. Ukrainian media call them “provocateurs”.