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Monument to Russia-Ukraine Friendship Taken Down in East Ukraine's Kharkov

Kharkov - Ukraine's second city is 50% ethnic Russian and 100% Russian-speaking

KIEV, November 16 (TASS) - A monument to Russia-Ukraine friendship unveiled in 2003 has been dismantled in the northeast Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, local media reported on Monday. It was spray-painted red in May and has now been taken down by local communal workers.

Authorities in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, have also repeatedly called for dismantling of an arch celebrating inter-state friendship. This was unveiled in 1982 when the Soviet Union celebrated the 60th anniversary of its foundation.

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