Russia calls for inquiry into vandalized grave of Odessa victim

The Russian Foreign Ministry is outraged by an incident in which a grave of one of the people killed by a fire in Odessa on May 2 was vandalized, and called the attack a blasphemous act.

The Russian Foreign Ministry is outraged by an incident in which a grave of one of the people killed by a fire in Odessa on May 2 was vandalized, and called the attack a blasphemous act.

"We are outraged by this act in Odessa of desecrating the grave of a victim of the May 2 fire at the trade union house. Unknown individuals burned down the mourning wreaths - the fire damaged the sepulchral Orthodox cross - and left an offensive note. This blasphemous act is incomprehensible and beyond evil," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aleksandr Lukashevich said in Moscow on Thursday.

Russia will seek a thorough investigation and the punishment of those responsible, he said.

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