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Destruction of a memorial: volunteers renovated a stele at the entrance to the Donetsk region

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr15,2024

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Volunteers updated the stele/Screen from the video

Activists decided to update the sign of the Donetsk region at the entrance to the region from the Dnipropetrovsk region. Volunteers peeled off the old layer of paint and applied a new one, painting over the signatures of the military.

The video of the updated sign will be published on the page “Typical Pokrovsk” on Instagram.

Combat paramedic Iryna “Cheka” Tsybuh criticized such an update. She emphasized that the stele was symbolic – because it was signed by soldiers who are no longer alive.

It hurts. It was a commemorative sign with super-powerful meaning and history, not just a notice of entry into the area. There were signatures of our compatriots who are no longer alive, she wrote.

Volunteer Jana Statna added that “people are slightly crossing the line with their volunteering.”

Who asked to update the stele? She was beautiful, wonderful! Our best, dearest. It's not about a place for a photo, it's about people's memory and pain, the volunteer noted.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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