The billboard picturing Hitler, hung out in the center of Zaporizhzhia city by journalists of a local newspaper, has been removed by unknown persons, Bohdan Vasylenko, chief editor of the newspaper and initiator of the protest action, informed.

"The poster was removed without our permission. We called the police and officers told us that the billboard was removed by municipal service officials," Vasylenko told Interfax-Ukraine.

He also informed that the advertising agency, which placed the billboard, was threatened by some individuals. "Unknown individuals are calling the management of the advertising agency and threatens with prosecution," Vasylenko said.

"Tomorrow we intend to restore our property. We rented the place for billboard for one month and paid three thousand hryvnias. Together with the law enforcement bodies we will look for those, who did not like our protest against establishment of the monument to Stalin," Vasylenko noted.

As reported, the poster depicts Hitler against the background of the monument to Stalin with inscriptions "How am I worse?" and "Erect a monument to me as well".

The billboard was placed by one of the local newspaper with an appeal "Liberate the city from shame" as a protest action against establishment of the monument to Josef Stalin.

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