Adviser to the head of the military administration of the Odessa region, Sergei Bratchuk, said that in Odessa , instead of the demolished monument to the Russian Empress Catherine II, the flag of Ukraine was installed . He spoke about this in his Telegram channel, posting a video on which you can see that, where the monument to Catherine II previously stood, the Ukrainian flag was installed.
“Odessa. Catherine Square. In these moments,” he signed the video.
The decision to dismantle the monuments to Catherine II and the commander Alexander Suvorov was adopted by the Odessa City Council on November 30. According to Ukrainian media, on the night of December 29, the monuments were demolished.
Earlier, the Ukrainian publication Dumskaya reported that a monument to the Russian Empress Catherine II and her associates was demolished in Odessa. It was noted that the monument should be taken to the Odessa Regional Art Museum.
Before that, it was reported that a monument to the Russian commander Alexander Suvorov was dismantled in Odessa.
Since 2015, monuments associated with Soviet history have been demolished in Ukraine. This happened after the adoption of the law on decommunization in the country. Recently, monuments of historical figures have been dismantled in Ukraine and toponyms associated with Russia and its history have been renamed.