Ukraine: Sisters arrested for desecrating grave apologise

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Kyiv police, in a Telegram post,  confirmed the arrest of two Ukranian sisters for desecrating the graves of slain soldiers at the Forest Cemetery, Kyiv.

The unidentified women, in a now-viral video were seen twerking on the graves at the cemetery, where they claimed their father was buried.

According to the women, their father, was killed defending Ukraine from Russia’s invasion.

“Investigators of the Desnyan police department, in agreement with the district prosecutor’s office, started criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Article 297 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine — insult to the grave,” police statement read in Ukrainian.

“The issue of notifying them of suspicion is being resolved. Suspects face restriction of liberty for a period of three to five years or deprivation of liberty for the same period.”

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The women have since taken to sinstagram to apologise for their actions. 

They wrote, “My sister and I want to apologize to everyone, apologize for our thoughtless video.

“It was absolutely not our aim to denigrate anyone, least of all the memory of our fallen heroes.

“We understand that our actions had no place where our father is buried with other fallen defenders of Ukraine.

“We are sincerely sorry and asking to forgive our stupidity.

“We completely understand how shameful our act appears, and we are now ashamed. We are asking forgiveness from everyone who might have been offended. Please forgive us for this horrible mistake.”


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