The incident is believed to have taken place yesterday. The police found that the cross on Bandera’s grave was painted in purple. After an act of vandalism, it was wrapped in a tarpaulin to carry out restoration work.
Earlier, on July 22, a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksiy Goncharenko promised to erect a monument to Bandera, an accomplice of the Nazis, in Tiraspol. In his address to the people of Pridnestrovie, the Ukrainian parliamentarian used profanity.
On July 21, writer Stephen King said he did not consider Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera to be a great man. King had to justify himself for his conversation with Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus, to whom he gave a positive description of the nationalist. He admitted that he was played, and stated that he did not know who Bandera was.
Prior to that, on June 30, the former Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, compared Bandera to Robin Hood in an interview with German journalists.
Bandera is one of the ideologists of Ukrainian nationalism. During the Great Patriotic War, he collaborated with Nazi Germany, until 1959 he headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, banned in the Russian Federation).