LNR Chairman of the Government I V Plotnitsky said on the TV show Hour with the Boss on TV Lugansk24 that the LNR is ready to take vandalised Soviet-era monuments torn down under the junta’s so-called “decommunisation” law, but only if the junta hands over the places where they stood. Plotnitsky was commenting on the “offer” of Georgi Tuki, the junta’s head of (mis)government in the occupied territories, that the LNR and DNR could have their pick of Soviet monuments torn down in (temporarily) junta-occupied territories. Plotnitsky replied:
Why not, but only with the places they stood in. What’s happening today in the Ukraine destroys history… it isn’t just vandalism; it’s Nazism and terrorism. These actions of our former compatriots aren’t pretty. They follow a path that leads not only to a dead-end… it leads to judgement. We hope that all those who provoked this and still want to provoke more, will face justice, as this has a parallel with the trial of Nazi war criminals in Nürnberg. Our universities bear the names of our illustrious forebears in Lugansk, such as Matusovsky. Who but he could so passionate in the song that answers, С чего начинается Родина (What begins our Motherland)? Dahl signed “a Lugansk Cossack”, without hesitation, in his visits around the world. We shouldn’t forget our ancestral roots, for we honour and respect our true values.
6 September 2015
LITs Lugansk Information Service