The man allegedly argued with an acquaintance.As part of the investigation, all the circumstances of the incident are established / UNIAN
A 35-year-old Russian in a state of alcoholic intoxication climbed onto the building of a shopping and entertainment center in Vinnitsa and took off the flag of Ukraine.
This was reported by the communication department of the State Unitary Directorate of the National Directorate of Ukraine in the Vinnitsa region.
The message about an unknown man who removed the flag set for the 600th anniversary of the city from the building of the mall was received on the morning of November 6.
The guards of the shopping center saw this, so the attacker began to run away, throwing the ensign into the bushes.
According to the head of the Vinnytsia district police department Vitaliy Kurchik, the 35-year-old malefactor, who turned out to be a citizen of Russia, was in a state of intoxication.
It was preliminary established that at about 5:00 in the morning, being near the mall with friends, he climbed out onto the building and removed the flag from the flagpole, which he later threw away when he ran away from the guards.
The attacker provided an explanation that he came to the Vinnitsa region to visit relatives, and he did such actions because of a dispute with an acquaintance.
On this fact, the investigation began criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Art. 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (hooliganism).
As part of the investigation, all the circumstances of the incident are established.
Such an offense is punishable by a fine from one thousand to two thousand non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens, or arrest for a term of up to six months, or restraint of liberty for a term of up to five years.