The National Police of Ukraine opened a criminal case against a 66-year-old resident of Krivoy Rog for drawing leaflets for Victory Day with the symbols of the USSR. This is reported by «Strana», referring to information from the Krivoy Rog police department.
It is noted that the pensioner decorated greeting cards with his own hands using stencils, templates and markers. On the leaflets, the man applied Soviet symbols, prohibited by Ukrainian law, and the slogans “Glory to the Red Army! Glory to the Russian soldier ”, then pasted them up in the city center.
The National Police said that after the activists’ complaint, the National Police officers detained a 66-year-old man and seized 20 postcards from him. It is reported that the pensioner faces imprisonment or restriction of liberty for up to five years with confiscation of property. Proceedings under Part 1 of Article 436-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine have been opened (“Production, distribution of communist, Nazi symbols and propaganda of communist and national socialist totalitarian regimes”).