General Vatutin died in February 1944, when the car in which he was in, came under fire from the Bandera gang.
Representatives of the so-called “national corps” - a group that has declared itself a Ukrainian political party — proudly told about the desecration of the monument to an outstanding military leader of the Great Patriotic War.
A sign was attached to the monument with the words “Executioner liquidated by Ukrainian nationalists”. From the statement of the neo-Nazi speaker from the “national corps” Nazar Kravchenko:
We hung this sign to let people know that this is indeed the hangman. And no matter what the police claimed, there is a process of de-communization.
Desecration of the monument in Kiev took place with complete inaction on the part of local law enforcement officers.
A few hours after the action of the radicals, when they went home, the ridiculous sign from the monument to the legendary commander was removed.