BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – Dozens of Ukrainian nationalists vandalised two branches of Russian-owned banks, Sberbank and Alfa Bank, in the Ukrainian city of Nikolayev on Tuesday.
The activists placed flyers and posters on the windows and walls of the buildings and drew graffiti with phrases such as “Overstep your conscience” and “Kremlin’s allies”. Nationalists also attacked the Sberbank building by throwing packages with red paint at the walls.
The action was reportedly organised by the National Corps, a party formed from the Azov Civil Corps and veterans of the far-right Azov Battalion, who committed atrocities against the Russian-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine during the Donbass war.
Meanwhile, the monument to Nikolai Shchors, a Red Army commander during the Russian Civil War in 1917, was vandalised by unknown people and left without a part of the horse’s leg, in Kiev on Tuesday. The Ukrainian was member of the Russian Communist Party and renowned for his personal courage during the Russian Civil War where the communist forces triumphed over the monarchists.