LVOV, Ukraine (Armradio)–A cross near the Armenian Church in Lvov, Ukraine was vandalized during the weekend, reported the Western Information Agency Corporation Monday.
Lvov City Council Deputy Vardkes Arzumanyan was the first to blow the whistle on vandals, appealing to the department for the protection of Lvov historical heritage. According to Father Tadeos, who is the priest of Lvov’s Armenian Church, he was approached by a city official who offered help in renovating the cross at the expense of the Armenian community.
Deputy Arzumanyan said the Armenian community had repeatedly asked the police to beef up security in the area.
"The area near the church is frequently the scene of mobster gatherings who behave indecently. We do not believe the vandalism was targeted against the Armenian Church. If an Orthodox church were in this area, it would have been desecrated too," Arzumanyan said. "I hope, the new Police Chief will pay due attention to protecting historical sights in Lvov. Police patrol cars can be parked in the area and this can stop the vandals," the Deputy stressed.