On the Luhansk region detained a man, tore the flag of Ukraine with the Prosecutor’s office building

На Луганщине задержан мужчина, сорвавший флаг Украины со здания прокуратуры

Ukrainian flag ripped off from the building of Markov Starobilsk Department of the local Prosecutor’s office

The investigators found that the man had recently returned from earnings in Russia. He is now under house arrest.

In Lugansk region detained a man who tore the national flag of Ukraine with the Prosecutor’s office building. Said this yesterday, the press service of the regional Prosecutor’s office.

“The pretrial investigation established that local resident, being in a state of intoxication, through damaging the flagpole, tore down the state flag from the building of Markov Starobilsk Department of the local Prosecutor’s office”, – stated in the message.

During clarification of circumstances of incident, established that the man had recently returned from earnings in Russia, and, “being under the influence of Russian propaganda, decided to make desecration of the national flag of Ukraine”.

The offender the measure of restraint in the form of a round-the-clock house arrest.

“For committing a crime under part 1 of article 338 (abuse of State Flag of Ukraine) of Ukraine shall be punishable by a fine up to 50 tax-free minimum incomes, or arrest for up to 6 months or imprisonment for the term up to 3 years”, – added in Prosecutor’s office.

We will remind, on the night of may 22, a resident of the Sumy region burned two flags of Ukraine at the monument to victims of political repression in the Town. Soon, the 31-year-old man was detained by police and later released him on personal recognizance.

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