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Photos From East Ukraine Vandalized At Moscow Exhibition

  • RFE/RL's Belarus Service

Photos at the exhibition in Moscow were doused with red paint.

Photos at the exhibition in Moscow were doused with red paint.

At an exhibition in Moscow, a Russian man has vandalized photos taken from a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.

On September 28, Anton Belikov sprayed photographs taken by two photographers -- Alyaksandr Vasyukovich of Belarus and Ukraine's Sergei Loyko -- with red paint during the exhibition organized by the Center of Documentary Photography.

The photos were taken in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where government forces have been fighting against Russia-backed separatists since April 2014.

Belikov, who described himself as an artist, called the authors of the photos "fascists."

On September 29, Belikov wrote on his page in the VKontakte social network that he is ready to cooperate with police if a lawsuit is filed against him.

With reporting REN-TV
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