Three more statues of Lenin dismantled in Ukraine

29 January 2015 09:36

Three more statues of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin have been dismantled in Ukraine.

Two Lenin monuments were demolished by a group of men in military uniforms in the city of Berdyansk in Ukraine's southeastern region of Zaporizhzhya on January 28.

The men called themselves "patriots of Ukraine."

In the regional capital, Zaporizhzhya, unknown armed individuals demolished a Lenin statue in the city's suburbs late on January 27.

Dozens of Lenin's statues have been toppled in cities across Ukraine in the wake of antigovernment pro-European popular protests in Kyiv that toppled pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February last year.

The process has accelerated since fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces began in April.