Taken from: In Defense of Communism
A recent example is the Russian bombing of Freedom Square and the Palace of Labor in Kharkiv, which are soviet-built structures that are heritage sites of international significance.
Subsequently, the Law 2540 signed by Poroshenko government on May 15th 2015, set a six-month deadline for the removal of other communist monuments. By 2016, 1,320 monuments dedicated to Lenin and 1,069 other significant memorials were either removed or vandalized.
The ongoing anti-Russian hysteria fueled by US-NATO propaganda led to the unacceptable and unhistorical targeting of Yuri Gagarin’s bust in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg as well as of Ernst Thälmann’s monument in Berlin.
Based on the above, the Communist Party MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos submitted to the EU Commission the following question:
“How does the Commission view the fact that the incalculable and enormous destruction of historic cultural monuments, which are a historical heritage of the people, began by the – supported by the EU, US and NATO – Ukrainian governments following the 2014 coup and continue to this day, after the condemnable Russian invasion, in the context of the anti-communist campaign by both camps of the imperialist conflict?”
Source: In Defense of Communism