MOSCOW (QHA) -

Moscow police have replaced vandalism charges against young people who placed Ukrainian flag on the spire of the skyscraper in central Moscow with hooliganism charges, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

On Wednesday, Ukrainian flag was placed on the spire of the skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment in central Moscow. The Soviet star on the spire was painted in the national colors of Ukraine.

Moscow police initially opened a criminal case under under Article 214.2 (vandalism) of the Russian Criminal Code. 

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