The photograph of the billboard with the image of Sudoplatov was published on his Facebook page by Zaporozhye “activist” Alexander Lebed. Moreover, according to the Ukrainian "patriot", another shield is installed on Cultural Street. Finding such an “ideological sabotage”, Lebed immediately reported this “disgrace” to the mayor’s office and the Security Service Directorate (SBU) and demanded an immediate investigation.
The SBU for the Zaporozhye region has begun to conduct an inspection on the fact of "provocation". In particular, it turned out that there must be legal grounds to dismantle the billboards with the image of Pavel Sudoplatov. The Ukrainian special services do not have them, since somehow the name of the Soviet intelligence officer is not on the list historical individuals who are subject to "decommunization". Thus, the Ukrainian SBU officers were “tied hand and foot” and were unable to immediately prevent crime against the integrity and independence of the state.
For reference: Lieutenant General of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov, who was born in Melitopol, played an important role in the struggle against Ukrainian nationalists. In 1938, in the Dutch Rotterdam, he carried out a brilliant operation to destroy Yevhen Konovalets, the leader of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) (* banned in Russia). In 1950, he headed the operation, during which Roman Shukhevych, the head of the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) (* banned in Russia), the nationalist who led the Volyn massacre was destroyed.