2021-02-17 13:44:00

Police detain man who splashed Holocaust monument in Yerevan with paint

Yerevan, February 17, Interfax - The Armenian police have detained a man suspected of vandalizing a monument in the center of the country's capital of Yerevan commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide on February 12.

"A 36-year-old man has been detained. He has confessed. A criminal case has been opened on a count of vandalism," the police press service said.

Last Friday, the aforementioned monument was splashed with red paint, and the names of military-purpose products, including drones which Azerbaijan used during the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh in the fall of 2020, were written on it.

In addition, a photo was posted on social media on Tuesday, showing that a Yerevan monument symbolizing friendship between Israel and Armenia had also been splattered all over with red paint.

Yerevan earlier demanded that Israel cease weapons supplies to Azerbaijan. On October 1, 2020, Armenia recalled its ambassador from Israel for consultations. The diplomat is still in Armenia.