In Odessa the Police “Bravely” Pursued a “Criminal” with a Soviet Flag

Translated by Ollie Richardson


In Odessa the police stopped a car with symbols of the USSR that are forbidden. This was reported by the press service of the police in the Odessa region. The police noticed the violator and set off to pursue him.

“Law enforcement bodies noticed the vehicle of the violator nearby. The driver tried to disappear. His car was stopped by police officers on the territory of the Kievsky district of the city,” it is said in the report.

The operational-investigations group from the local police office worked at the scene.

Data concerning this incident was entered into the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations according to Part 1 of Article 4361 (“the production and distribution of communist and Nazi symbols and the propaganda of communist and national-socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The man faces a restriction of freedom for a period of up to five years or imprisonment for the same term, with or without the confiscation of property.


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